Why We Created PHP
Partners Health Plan traces its roots to the creation of the IDD support organizations ARC and ADAPT Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City) in the late 1940s. In recent years, recognizing the sometimes fragmented delivery of services and supports for individuals with IDD, NYSARC, its downstate Chapters, and ADAPT partnered together to form a first of its kind comprehensive managed care plan to cover health and IDD services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Partners Health Plan was the result.
Partners Health Plan is New York State’s first managed care plan exclusively dedicated to serving persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Through its “PHP Care Complete” plan, Partners Health Plan provides all Medicare- and Medicaid-covered services, including OPWDD services to eligible individuals who elect to participate in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties.