Do you need health insurance? We can help.

If you would like to apply for health insurance coverage, you should speak with one of our Benefits Counselors before your visit with your medical provider. Benefits Counselors can help you with the application process and determine your eligibility for affordable health insurance plans.

Greater New Bedford Community Health Center staff can assist you with applying for MassHealth, Children’s Medical Security Plan, Marketplace Qualified Health Plans, and/or the Health Safety Net Program to make sure that you and your family stays healthy.

Reduced-cost sliding fees and Health Safety Net is also available. Benefits Counselors are available at all Health Center sites to assist new and established patients with determining eligibility for insurance plans and programs.

You will need to bring the following information with you when you visit a Health Benefits Counselor:

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport etc.)
  • Proof of income (two weekly pay stubs or one bi-weekly pay stubs, income tax forms)
  • Proof of Immigration Status (legal permanent resident card, visa, asylum, etc.)
  • Proof of Citizenship (a photo ID along with a birth certificate or a passport)

You may qualify for health coverage regardless of your immigration status

Many private insurance plans are also accepted at the Health Center, and the list is growing every day. See the current list in the box on the right for medical and dental coverage

If you have any questions about the cost of care, applying for free or reduced-cost care, or whether the Health Center accepts your health insurance, please contact a Benefits Counselor by calling (508) 992-6553.

Accepted Medical Insurance Plans:

  • MassHealth (Medicaid)
  • Boston Medical Center Healthnet
  • Aetna
  • HMO Blue
  • Blue Cross of RI
  • Blue Chip
  • Celticare Health Plan
  • Children’s Medical Security Plan
  • Cigna Pal
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (Medicaid & Commercial)
  • Medicare
  • Tufts Health Public
  • Senior Whole Health
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare (Community Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan

Accepted Dental Insurance Plans:

  • MassHealth Dental
  • Children’s Medical Security Plan
  • Senior Whole Health (Scion Dental)
  • United Healthcare Dental
  • Unicare Dental
  • Metlife Dental
  • Guardian Dental
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
  • Altus Dental
  • Aetna Dental
  • Delta Dental of MA
  • Delta Dental of New Jersey
  • Delta Dental of Georgia
  • Health Safety Net (Dental)
  • Dentegra
  • Dentemax
  • DentaQuest
  • GEHA Connection Dental Network
  • Boston Public Health Commission – Ryan White Dental Program