Erie County Work Center
158 Pearl Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Medicaid Program in Erie County provides access to a variety of public health insurance programs including Medicaid, Family Health Plus (FHP), Family Planning Benefits Program and the Medicare Savings Program.

Financial eligibility is determined based on the income and resource standards governing the Public Health Insurance Programs.

Persons eligible for Medicaid may be required to enroll in a managed care plan. Persons eligible for Family Health Plus must enroll in a managed care plan.


Applications - Eligibility Information

To obtain a Medicaid application, call 858-8000. Applications are also available at the Erie County Works Center - 158 Pearl Street [Rath Building].

To obtain information regarding eligibility for Medicaid or tax credits under the Affordable Care Act, call the NYS Marketplace at 1-855-355-5777, or go online for information and an eligibility estimator at

Information for Individuals with Active Medicaid Cases

Please contact our Medicaid Call Center at 858-6244


Links for further information