The Rural Health Network of South Central New York (RHNSCNY) believes that all rural residents should have access to adequate and affordable health care. Staff members at RHNSCNY work with health and human service providers throughout the three-county service area and have an extensive knowledge of available services. Additionally, RHNSCNY improves access to health care for rural residents through the following programs:
New York State Health Insurance Assistance
RHNSCNY provides access to facilitated enrollment services out of our office in Whitney Point, NY.
*Eligibility requirements have changed in the last few years, so even if you were not eligible in the past, you may be now.If you would like to find out if you may be eligible, or if you need assistance in applying to New York State-sponsored health insurance programs, such as Medicaid, Family Health Plus, and Child Health Plus, please contact our Health Care Access Associate at (607) 692-7669 or toll-free at (888) 603-5973.
*Income limits are higher for children under 18 than they are for adults, so your child may qualify for "free" or "low-cost" coverage, even if you don't.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) - Formerly known as Food Stamps
RHNSCNY provides access to SNAP assistance from our office in Whitney Point. The Family Enrichment Network staff can meet with you in our office and assist you in applying for SNAP.
*This program can help you buy nutritious food.To find out if you may be eligible, please contact us at (607) 692-7669 or toll-free at (888) 603-5973. You may also contact the Family Enrichment Network at (607) 723-8313, ext. 827.
*You may be eligible even if you own a house and/or a car, have money in the bank, or live with others.
*Clients are often surprised that they qualify for the program, and it can be a great help in stretching your budget.
RHNSCNY staff helps those who have a chronic disease and are uninsured through the Renew Health program. This program is a unique health care access program for uninsured people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, or a chronic lung disease. Please click here to see if you may be eligible to participate in the Renew Health program. For more information, please contact us at (607) 692-7669 or toll-free at (888) 603-5973.
Prescription Assistance Program
Each year, the Prescription Assistance Program serves hundreds of uninsured and under-insured residents who require prescription medication to manage chronic health conditions. Staff members work with primary health care practitioners and directly with those in need of free and low-cost prescription medication through Prescription Assistance Programs (PAPs). We may also be able to assist residents who have Medicare Part D.
For more information about our Prescription Assistance program, please contact our Health Care Access Associate at (607) 692-7669 or toll-free at (888) 603-5973.
Vision Services Programs
RHNSCNY staff educates individuals on vision services assistance programs and directly assists rural residents in accessing resources.
For more information about our Vision Assistance program, please contact our Health Care Access Associate at (607) 692-7669 or toll-free at (888) 603-5973.
Dental and Oral Health Services
Those in need of dental/oral health care can contact RHNSCNY to find out more about discounted providers in the area. For more information, please contact our Health Care Access Associate at (607) 692-7669 or toll-free at (888) 693-5973.
Transportation Services Information
The Broome-Tioga Mobility Management Project (BTMMP) is a collaborative effort to improve mobility and the coordination of transportation services in Broome and Tioga Counties. A call center is currently open and operational for local transportation questions. Please call (855) 373-4040 from Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm to speak with a Mobility Management Associate.
For complete information, please visit our BTMMP page.
The information provided on http://www.rhnscny.org is designed to support, not replace,
the relationship between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.