The Sliding Fee Scale Program is available to uninsured residents of New York City and Long Island who are ineligible for public health insurance. This program is for assistance paying for multiple treatments, services or ongoing care. Applicants must also meet income requirements. For more information or to apply, call us at (866) 381-1931 or complete our online contact form.


The income restrictions for program eligibility are set based on the federal poverty level and a patient's household size. To determine your eligibility, consult the table below.

Family Size Maximum Yearly Income
1 $58,850
2 $79,650
3 $100,450
4 $121,250
5 $142,050
6 $162,850
7 $183,650
8 $204,450
9 $225,250
10 $246,050
11 $266,850
12 $287,650


The following items are NOT covered under the Sliding Fee Scale Program:

  • Prescriptions

  • Co-pays

  • Co-insurance

  • Deductibles

  • Personal items (e.g., telephone, private room differential, guest meals, etc.)


To apply for the Sliding Fee Scale Program, please contact us at one of our conveniently located ambulatory care centers.

Appointments are available Monday - Saturday.

Queens County
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue, First Floor
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Adult Medicine 718/516-470-4400
Obstetrics/Gynecology 718/516-470-4400
Family Planning 718/516-470-4400
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
269-01 76th Avenue, Suite 108
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Pediatrics 516-465-4377
Adolescent 516-465-3270
Forest Hills Hospital
95-25 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor
Rego Park, NY 11374
Adult Medicine
Nassau County
North Shore University Hospital at The Irving Goldman Family Care Center
865 Northern Boulevard, First Floor
Great Neck, NY 1102241
Adult Medicine 516-622-5001
Obstetrics/Gynecology 516-622-5148
Glen Cove Hospital
101 Andrews Lane, Family Practice Unit
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Adult Medicine
Pediatrics Family Planning
Suffolk County
Huntington Hospital/Dolan Family Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Adult Medicine 631-425-5247
Obstetrics/Gynecology 631-425-5245
Pediatrics 631-425-3105
Family Planning 631-425-5250
Richmond County

Staten Island University Hospital
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309

Adult Medicine

Women's Health Center
440 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Obstetrics - Gynecology
Family Planning
Bay Street Health Center
57 Bay St.
Staten Island, NY10301
Adult Medicine
Family Planning
Pediatrics 718-226-6107
Staten Island University Hospital South Site
375 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309
Adult Medicine
Family Planning

Frequently asked questions

1) I am uninsured and need to find out about where I can go to receive low-cost health care services. How can North Shore-LIJ help me?

North Shore-LIJ has a Sliding Fee Scale Program that provides routine medical care at a low cost. Eligibility for the Sliding Fee Scale Program is based on your household income and residency. Please review our income guidelines to see if you may be eligible.

Patients, if eligible, must first apply for Medicaid or other public insurance. We can help you with your application.

2) Can you tell me more about the household income requirements?

To be eligible for the North Shore-LIJ Sliding Fee Scale Program, you must live in a household with an annual income under 500% of the Federal Poverty Level. Please see our income guidelines[INSERT HYPERLINK??] to see if you qualify. Call or visit our ambulatory care centers to make an appointment to see a doctor and apply for our program.

3) OK, I meet the income requirements. What else does North Shore-LIJ look at when reviewing my request to participate in the Sliding Fee Scale Program?

We look to see if you live within the North Shore-LIJ service area (Long Island and New York City) and sometimes we will have to ask you questions about your financial assets.

4) What charges are NOT covered by the Sliding Fee Scale Program?

Only services that your doctor thinks are medically necessary will be considered for the program. The following items are NOT covered under the Sliding Fee Scale Program: (1) Prescriptions, (2) Co-Pays (3) Co-Insurance (4) Deductibles and (5) personal items.

5) If I need to have ambulatory medical procedures/tests, how much will I be responsible to pay?

As an established Sliding Fee Scale Program patient, you will always be entitled to reduced fees for medically necessary services. For ambulatory services/tests, the registration representative or financial counselor will advise you on your responsible amount before your scheduled procedure/test date. You will then be able to make a financial arrangement before your scheduled visit.