If you need health care, New York’s Community Health Advocates program (CHA) can help.  With a network of 31 community-based organizations, CHA can help you find and use affordable, quality health coverage in your neighborhood. 

You can get help from CHA whether you are privately insured, publicly insured, or uninsured.  If you don’t have health insurance, we can help you get care through local health centers and hospital charity care programs.  Over the past ten years, CHA has helped nearly 150,000 New Yorkers.

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY) and the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) are working together through CHA to help consumers with disabilities throughout New York State.  CIDNY will offer workshops and help to individual consumers, NYAIL member Independent Living Centers, and other nonprofit staff who work with consumers.

You can reach us by phone or e-mail, or you may visit one of our offices:                                 

841 Broadway Suite 301
New York, NY 10003


CIDNY Manhattan’s walk-in hours are Thursdays 10AM – 3PM.
CIDNY Queens’ walk-in hours are Thursdays 10AM – 3PM.

You can also reach us at:

646-442-4145 (New York City consumers)
877-228-1198 toll-free (upstate consumers)
Via e-mail at gotten@cidny.org.

You can learn more about CIDNY’s CHA services by clicking the CHA link at www.cidny.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!