Phil Bauso, Director
Medicaid is a federal mandated program to cover medical expenses of the uninsured and the under insured.

Eligibility is determined based on income, family size, age and other factors.

It is funded by

  • State
  • Federal Government
  • Local Taxes

If you or those you are applying for are:

  • Pregnant
  • Under age 65
  • Not considered disabled
  • Have no other health insurance
  • Do not already have an open Medicaid or Temporary Assistance case

You MUST apply for health insurance through the NYS Health Insurance Marketplace

You may apply online at


Contact the outreach program navigators at:

Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency at 255-1703 x 244  or

FIDELIS at 315-313-3524 and 315-214-1562 or

United HealthCare at 315-558-0408 and 315-415-9676 or

ACR/Access Care and Resources for Health at 282-0005, Ext. 18

To apply, you will need the following information for ALL applicants, spouse and parents of applying children:

  • Complete legal names
  • Social security numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Citizenship information/immigration status information if applicable
  • Resident address and mailing address
  • ALL household income and employer information including paystubs, tax returns, unemployment, social security benefits, etc.
  • Information on any additional health insurance available
  • Name of primary care physician  

Any questions or reporting any changes must be done through the Service Center at 1-855-355-5777

If you do not fall into one of the categories listed above, please call the Cayuga County Medicaid Office at 253-1382 for application information. The Medicaid office is located at:
Cayuga County DSS
County Office Building
160 Genesee Street
Auburn, New York 13021


If you think you have an immediate need for Personal Care Services (PCS) or Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS), such as housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, or toileting, your eligibility for these services may be processed more quickly if you meet the following conditions:

·         You have no informal caregivers available, able and willing to provide or continue to provide care;

·         You are not receiving needed help from a home care services agency;

·         You have no adaptive or specialized equipment or supplies in use to meet your needs; and

·         You have no third party insurance or Medicare benefits available to pay for needed help.

If you don’t already have Medicaid coverage , and you meet the above conditions, you may ask to have your Medicaid application processed more quickly by sending in: a completed Access NY Health Insurance Application, the Access NY Supplement.  If needed; a physician’s order for services; and a signed *“Attestation of Immediate Need.”

If you already have Medicaid coverage that does not include coverage for community

a physician’s order for services and a signed *“Attestation of Immediate Need.”

To obtain these forms and submit your request please contact:

Medicaid Dept.

Cayuga County Department of Social Services

160 Genesee St.

Auburn, N.Y. 13031