Patient Guide


Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act enrollment begins October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014.

To learn more about the Affordable Care Act you can visit the official Affordable Care Website at

To learn more about options available to you you can visit (NY) or (PA).

If you would like some guidance, you can contact one of these local organization for guidance with the new requirements governing health coverage, the health insurance exchanges available to those without coverage, and more: 

  • Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network at (607) 772-0517.  Call to set up an appointment at 457 State Street, Binghamton, New York 13901. 
  • Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University, 218-224 Water St., 3rd floor, Binghamton; Call 777-4024, 8:30am – 5 pm for an appointment.  Navigators will be there part time, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please note that this location is not handicap accessible.
  • NY Counties outside of Broome can get help at or call the NYS Health Plan Marketplace customer service center at (855) 355-5777, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.
  • Any patients outside of NY state can be referred to this toll free number for information on the Health Exchange program in their area; 1-800-318-2596. 
LOURDES Hospital | 169 Riverside Drive • Binghamton, NY 13905 | Phone: 607-798-5111 / Directory | Email: