The NYS Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services are holding a series of Medicaid Information Forums for people who get mental health and substance use disorder services across New York State. The purpose of these events is to provide people an opportunity to learn more about changes to behavioral health benefits in the Medicaid program and new behavioral health services in Medicaid Managed Care and how to access them.

Medicaid mental health and substance use benefits are being added to Medicaid Managed Care

Consumer Forum

Understanding Changes to Medicaid Behavioral Health Care in New York

Get your questions answered and find out more about:

  • How will these changes impact me?
  • What are the new benefits?
  • What is a Health and Recovery Plan (HARP)?
  • What should a person do if they get a letter about enrollment?

Please click here to register for a Consumer Forum Event or visit

When the event calendar is displayed, please click on the “Consumer Forum Event” block for the day and location you would like to attend.  A form will then be displayed for to enter your name and contact information of where to send a reminder about the event.


Location Date
Molly College Farmingdale Campus

7180 Republic Airport Farmingdale, New York 11735-3930

(For GPS: use 7180 Grumman Lane Farmingdale, NY 11735)

June 1


Islandia Marriott

Bonaparte Room
3635 Express Drive North Islandia, NY 11749

June 2


Westchester County Center

Little Theater,

198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606

June 8


The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

June 9


Empire State Plaza

Meeting Room 1,  Albany, NY  12242

June 10


The Oncenter

800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202

June 20


CCSI Rochester

1099 Jay St. Bldg J, 3rd Floor, Rochester, NY 14609

June 21


Buffalo Convention Center

153 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY. 14202

June 22


Cornell Cooperative Extension

840 Upper Front St., Binghamton, NY, 13905

June 28


Auditorium of Clinton County Clinic

130 Arizona Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12903

July 6


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