About BMS Health Homes

In New York State, many people get their health benefits through the Medicaid Program.  Most people are generally healthy.  However, others may have chronic health problems and can’t find providers and services.



Without the right providers and services, it is hard for people to get well and stay healthy.  New York State’s Health Home program was created with these people in mind.



The goal of the Health Home program is to make sure its members get the care and services needed.  This may mean fewer trips to the emergency room or, less time spent in the hospital.  It could mean getting regular care and services from doctors and providers.  Or, finding a safe place to live, and a way to get to medical appointments.

The Health Homes eligibility includes persons with


  • Two or more chronic illnesses

  • One chronic condition and at risk for a second

  • One serious and persistent mental health condition


If you are a Medicaid recipient or believe you may qualify for Medicaid, think about the following questions:


  • Do you have chronic or mental health conditions for which you need regular doctor care?


  • Do you have a doctor you can see when you need to?


  • How many times have you been in the emergency room or hospital in the past six months? Twelve months?


  • Do you have a safe place to live?


  • Do you have someone in your life to help you whenever you need help?


  • Do you have difficulty keeping medical appointments?

BMS Life and Wellness Center

408 Rockaway Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212

(718) 345-6366

Health Homes Care Management

BMS is a Federal Tort Claims Act approved facility.

BMS has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) status and is granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Under the Act, the BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers and its covered individuals are considered Federal employees and are immune from lawsuits, with the Federal government acting as the primary insurer. 

© BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers. 

Sliding Fee Scale availability based on family size and income.  No patients are denied services due to insurance or immigration status or inability to pay

After closing hours for all medical emergencies, please call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. To reach the covering doctor, please call  (718) 345-5000 to reach the answering services and instructions to reach the physician on call.