Health Insurance Programs


  • JCC Community Health Insurance Program (CHIPS)

The CHIPS Staff are trained Navigators, certified through the New York State Department of Health. They assist individuals and families in enrolling in public health insurance programs (Medicaid and Child Health Plus) as well as in Qualified Health Plans through the New York State of Health Marketplace. The multi-lingual Navigator staff can assist people under the age of 65 with eligibility, enrollment, plan selection and health literacy. Services are available at various locations with weekend hours offered. There is no cost to enroll, although premiums and co-pays may apply, depending upon program. Call 718.981.1400 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

  • Patient Activation Project

 The Patient Activation Project, in partnership with Staten Island Performing Provider System (PPS), is an island-wide initiative to improve health and health literacy for the Staten Island community.  JCC participates in this program in order to :

–          Connect our community members to health insurance options

–          Link individuals who are on Medicaid or uninsured to high quality, culturally sensitive care on Staten Island

–          Minimize avoidable chronic illnesses

–          Reduce avoidable emergency room visits

–          Build healthy neighborhoods

–          Reduce preventable hospital admissions and readmission

For more information, please contact Shirley Haq, Care Coordinator, at 718-475-5292 or , or Nichole St. Lawrence, at 718-475-5278 or

Maureen Fisher , Director of Health Insurance Programs 718.981.1400

Neshama Marcus, Director of Social Services & Disaster Relief718.475.5228

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For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Select JCC facilities are available to all organizations, groups and individuals for life cycle events, meetings and celebrations. Call 718.475.5261 for information.