Useful Links

HIICAP— (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program), is the New York State Health Insurance Assistance Program. It receives federal funds from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to operate a statewide network of local programs. For local assistance in answering Health Insurance (HIICAP) questions, call HIICAP Hotline Number - 1-800-701-0501 On the web:

EPIC— Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program operates a toll-free Helpline which is available from 8:30AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. Call 1-800-332-3742 (TTY 1-800-290-9138) for more information or to request an application. On the web:

Comfort Aids (walker, shower chair, etc.): 451-9191
Bay Area Nutrition: 631-281-7679
Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center: 631-363-5193
Mastic Recreation: 631-281-7655
New Village Recreation Center: 631-732-2338
Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center: 631-744-2601

Safelink: Free Cell phones for people who are income-eligible

Handicap Parking Permits— Town of Brookhaven Clerk’s Office: 451-9124

Handicap Ramps— Town of Brookhaven Housing and Human Services: 451-6600 On the web:

HEAP—(Home Energy Assistance Program) — 853-8326 On the web:

Social Security Administration—1-800-772-1213 On the web:

STAR Program— Town of Brookhaven Assessor’s Office: 451-6205

Suffolk County Office for the Aging— 853-8200 On the web:

Suffolk County Adult Protective Services— (631)-854-3195, 854-3196, 854-3197

Medicare: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227

LIPA: 755-6900

My Benefits NY
My Benefits is the fast and easy way to find out about many health and human services programs such as Food Stamps, HEAP, WIC, Medicaid, EPIC and Veterans Affairs.

Dept of Social Services: (631) 854-9935 citizens in need of assistance and services by providing SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps), temporary financial, housing, medical and home energy assistance as well as protective and preventive services for and adults.

SCAT: Suffolk County Accessible Transportation: 631-738-1150 - provides curb-to-curb service to individuals with disabilities. Eligibility to use SCAT is determined based on guidelines contained in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

Touro Law Center: 761-7470 – Senior Citizens’ Law Program - services include representation at advocacy and administrative hearings.