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NY State of Health Awareness Day to be Celebrated in State Parks

Aug 17, 2017

In-Person Assistors to Offer Health Plan Information On-Site at Parks Across New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 17, 2017) - NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, is partnering with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on August 19th in select state parks across the state. The second annual event is known as NY State of Health Awareness Day and enables visitors to talk with in-person assistors who will be on-site to provide information about affordable coverage, answer questions and make enrollment appointments. 

“New Yorkers are busy, so we’re continuing our effort to meet them in locations that are convenient, including our beautiful state parks,” said NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore. “Park visitors can learn about how easy it is to get a good, low-cost health plan through the Marketplace, and enjoy a swim, hike or paddle, all in the same place.”  

“Along with the abundance of recreational opportunities to explore at state parks we are thrilled to partner with NY State of Health to provide more education on how New Yorkers can lead healthy, active and invigorating lifestyles that strengthen mind and muscle,” said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. “NY State of Health Awareness Day reminds us of the importance in maintaining our overall physical, mental and social wellness and the vital role it plays in our health and happiness.”  

Details on state parks that will have NY State of Health assistors on site are listed below


Name of NYS Park

Location of In-Person Assistor

Dates & Times


Zip Code

Darien Center

Darien Lakes State Park

Near beach

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


10475 Harlow Rd



Buffalo Harbor State Park

Near playground

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


1111 Fuhrmann Blvd



Moreau Lake State Park

Near beach

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


605 Old Saratoga Rd


East Berne

Thompson’s Lake State Park

Near beach

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


68 Thompson’s Lake Rd



John Boyd Thacher State Park

Inside visitor center

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


830 Thacher Park Road,



Lake Superior State Park

Near beach

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


342 Dr Duggan Rd


Yorktown Heights

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

Near pool area

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


2957 Crompond Rd



Delta Lake State Park

Near beach outside four seasons room

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


8797 State Route 46



Hamlin Beach State Park

Near bathhouse at the beach

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


1 Hamlin Beach Blvd


Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain State Park

Top of the steps going into zoo and pool

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


Route 9W North


Niagara Falls

Whirlpool State Park

Inside pavilion

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


Robert Moses State Parkway



Grafton Lakes State Park

“Program Tent” near beach

8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m.



100 Grafton Lakes State Pkwy


All health plans offered through NY State of Health cover preventive care, such as routine doctor visits and screenings, at no additional cost. Enrollment in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan is open all year. While 2017 Open Enrollment for Qualified Health Plans has ended, some consumers may be eligible to enroll through a special enrollment period.  Open Enrollment for 2018 begins on November 1, 2017.


Contact: NY State Department of Health

518-474-7354 ext. 1


About NY State of Health

New York opened its health plan Marketplace, NY State of Health in October 2013. The Marketplace’s one stop health insurance shopping experience offers high quality comprehensive health plans. NY State of Health is the only place where consumers can qualify to get help paying for coverage through premium discounts or tax credits. Eligible New Yorkers can also enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan through the Marketplace all year.  For more information about the NY State of Health Marketplace, please visit:   or call Customer Service at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1-800-662-1220 or find an enrollment assistor.


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