The Community Health Advocates Program (CHA), is a program of the Community Service Society, and provides free, confidential individual counseling and educational community presentations to consumers, advocates as well as providers. CHA consists of 30 community-based organizations throughout New York, and has been helping individuals with their health care needs for over 10 years. As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Consumer Assistance Programs (CAPs) were formed around the county to help people obtain health insurance information, enroll in plans, file complaints and appeals and solve problems. CAPs help consumers in New York State with their health care questions. CHA was designated as New York State’s CAP in 2010 to provide insurance assistance. In Steuben County, the United Way also funds a part-time person.
- Medicaid & Child Health Plus (screening)
- COBRA & Mini-COBRA
- Health insurance options for the Disabled
- Individual Market
- Health Centers & Discounted Care
- Prescription Assistance
- Family Planning and Reproductive Health
- Vision & Dental
- Appeals, Fair Hearings (informational recommendations)
- Hospital Bills
- Education on the Affordable Care Act
Visit the CHA website for state wide information.