College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

Health & Wellness Services
 Health Insurance

GHI, an EmblemHealth company, offers students discounted health insurance each semester. Join GHI during one of the two enrollment periods held twice each year in the spring and fall.  Applications are available at the Health Center and at

New York State provides comprehensive health insurance at NO COST for income-eligible uninsured adults. In order to be eligible for Healthy New York plans students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Make less than $900/month
  • Reside in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or Queens

Health Insurance facilitators are available most days in the Campus Center near the Health Center 1C, 112. 

You can also call:

  • Family Health First – 1.866.463.6743
  • Family Health Plus – 1.877.934.7587 

How do I choose the right Health Insurance plan?
Click here for the CUNY instructional video on Health Insurance.

NYC Health Insurance, lets you compare the benefits and costs of NYC health insurance plans, including private insurance, Healthy NY plans, purchasing alliances and associations. 

International students may contact HTH Worldwide Insurance Services at 1.800.242.4178 or Compass Benefits Group at 1.800.683.1427. Please visit International Services for more information.

None of the insurance plans listed above are endorsed by CSI or Health & Wellness Services.