Emergency Medicaid is temporary Medicaid assistance for emergency medical costs. It is intended to provide health insurance for:
- low-income pregnant women
- individuals with a disability
- non-citizens and children under 19 who can’t afford healthcare coverage
Emergency Medicaid can cover undocumented immigrants. Since February 2013, DOH-4471 is no longer needed for the application. A standard Medicaid application must be submitted. Keep in mind that Emergency Medicaid is now just under Medicaid and therefore will look like a normal Medicaid card.
Guide the patient through the following steps to apply for Medicaid.
Charity care is a “safety net” care offered at a sliding-scale discount, usually in the absence of other options. The new Charity Care policy is that a patient automatically gets Charity Care Level 1 when applying for Emergency Medicaid. The only time that a patient will be assessed for Charity Care of another level is if the patient is working. Then REAP/FS will assess the patient and give the patient a set Charity Care Level. Otherwise, if a patient just gets EMC, assume the patient has CCL1. If the patient is approved, this now works at all Mount Sinai Health System Hospitals.
More information is available online
Guide the patient through the following steps to apply for EMC/Charity Care.
Schedule an appointment with REAP, if first time applying, or arrange for a time to go into FS, if they are renewing, with the patient.
Send it to REAP.Referral@mountsinai.org
REAP Office 212-423-2800
1403-5 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029
[East side of Madison Ave. between 97th and 98th]
Financial Services 212-824-7280
17 E. 102nd St (between Madison and 5th Ave), 1st floor