Low Cost Health Insurance Available to Children of CUNY Students

October 3, 2000 | The University

Low cost health insurance is now available to many children of students attending The City University of New York under a new state-sponsored program, the details of which are contained in a new brochure available at student health service offices at the CUNY campuses.

Known as Child Health Plus, the program covers physician exams, child care, immunizations and other preventive care for children under the age of 19 . No co-payment is required. As many as 40,000 CUNY students have children may be eligible for this coverage.

“I strongly believe that one of the major problems in New York City is a lack of affordable health care for children, particularly for families in need. Many CUNY students or their children fall into this category,” said CUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Herman Badillo. “I urge everyone in the University family to help spread the word among students who might be eligible.”

More details are contained in a four-page pamphlet “Child Health Plus Information Drive,” available at the campus health service centers or by callingthe CUNY information hotline at 212-290-5633 or the New York State Department of Health Hotline 1-800-698-4KIDS

The City University of New York, the nation’s leading urban university, comprises 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, a graduate school, a law school, and a medical school. Nearly 200,000 degree-credit students and 155,000 adult and continuing education students are enrolled throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York. More information is available on the CUNY Website.