Do I have to be a New York resident to get a NY medical card?

Yes, the New York State Portal requires you to provide proof of residency within the state when registering as a patient.

Proof of residency can include:

  • ID number from your New York State Driver’s License or New York State Non-Driver ID Card.
  • Copy of a government-issued identification card that contains your name and New York State address.
  • Copy of a utility bill or other document showing your residency issued within the previous two months. The document must contain your name and address.
  • Copy of a current lease or similar document showing your residency within New York State.
  • Other documentation as approved by DOH containing sufficient information to show proof of residency in New York State.