The Healthy Capital District Initiative has Navigators certified by the New York State of Health who can help you:

  • Answer Your Questions
  • Explore Your Options
  • Get Help Applying

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff

will help you look into all your health
insurance options and answer any
questions that you may have with:

  • Medicaid
  • Child Health Plus
  • Qualified Health Plans
  • Catastrophic Plans
  • Subsidies
  • Caps on Out of Pocket Costs

For Free Help:

Call 518-462-7040


To learn more about the New York State Health Plan Marketplace, visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.




A Primary Care Doctor knows you best and is able to treat all your illnesses.



There are many doctors in the Capital Region who can start seeing you if you need a doctor.



Seal-A-Smile provides preventative dental care to elementary aged children.


How Healthy is the Capital District?


The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment is the result of a two year community health planning process during which a comprehensive assessment of public health needs was completed, followed by the prioritization of the findings and development of regional Community Health Improvement Plans. The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment contains county and zip code group level analysis of causes of death, hospitalizations and emergency room use. Twenty year trends, gender, ethnicity and age patterns were also examined when available.

These results were reviewed with representatives from hospitals, local health departments, community health centers, community organizations, members of the public and business representatives to prioritize the most pressing regional health issues considering: the number of people impacted, a disproportionate burden in the capital region, a disproportionate burden for a particular subpopulation, impact on quality of life, cost of health care, community concern and the opportunity to prevent or reduce its prevalence.

Community health improvement task forces were formed around the top priorities of chronic diseases – diabetes and asthma, and behavioral health – opiate abuse and smoking among the mentally ill. The task forces developed community health improvement plans that build upon community resources with evidence-based strategies for improving health. The plans will set the agenda for a 3 year community wide effort to make significant improvements in each of these health areas.