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New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP)

You asked, we listened!


Medical Massage Therapy is a covered benefit under your New York State Health Insurance Plan, NYSHIP .

We are now proudly accepting, “Out of Network Benefits”, through NYSHIP, also referred to as the Empire Plan.


Medical Massage Therapy is used for pain, injury and or disease. Medical Massage focuses on specific areas for specific reasons. Advanced Medical Massage and restorative techniques are used to re-educate the muscle, fascia and more. You will be in “great hands,” here! We’ve got your back, neck, shoulder’s and more. You will find we are the best rated and reviewed medical massage practice on Long Island.


You probably have NYSHIP if you or your’ s is a NYS employee such as:

NYS Public School Teacher, work for SUNY schools/hospitals, Nassau or Suffolk County Police Dept, Port Authority NY, County/Town/Village employees LIRR / MTA, Long Island buses, NYS DMV, State Police/Troopers, NYS Dept of Correction, NYS Dept of Health/Parks, NY Supreme Court, Suffolk County employee, Nassau County employee, Library / Fire Dept and more.


Prior to your initial medical massage session with us, we kindly request that you complete some paperwork.


Below you will find a link to a Prescription form that your health care provider can fill out. They are also welcome to use their own as long as it includes your diagnosis and the ICD-10 code that describes it. Once you have your prescription, just click below to get started. You can always give us a call or text us, as well.


It’s essential that we confirm your benefits with the NYSHIP insurance plan.

Click below to get started. Please have your insurance card, driver’s license and prescription handy.

Sound complicated? It really isn’t!

We have kept the process stress-free! The form is self- explanatory, however please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We can walk you through this!

We will be back in touch with you, once we have confirmed your benefits and we are ready to get you on the schedule!

We are pleased to offer our new “Bundled NYSHIP” package for 2024! The BNP will cover your first 5 sessions of medical massage therapy, without any additional co-payments! After the 5 sessions, co-payments will be $25 each. Most plans allow up to 20 sessions of medical massage therapy per calendar year. Plans can vary, so make sure to check with us once we have verified your benefits.




Refer a colleague or family member with NYSHIP and they will receive a $25 Gift Card to give to you! They must purchase the Bundled NYSHIP package (BNP), in order for you to qualify. The Gift Card can be used towards most services, (not packages) or retail products. All they have to do is tell us you referred them and we will hand them your card when they purchase the BNP! It’s that simple!

We also accept some Aetna, Anthem, Cigna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Please fill-out this form to check your massage therapy benefits with other Health Insurance providers.


We deeply appreciate your consideration of Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy as a partner in your path to optimal health and well-being. Our commitment is to provide you with exceptional care, and we’re thrilled to make the benefits of massage therapy more accessible through NYSHIP insurance coverage.

NYSHIP Insurance coverage for massage therapy