Applying for Medicaid

Many patients are covered by Medicaid and do not realize they are eligible for coverage. Medicaid is a health insurance program that pays medical bills for eligible low-income families including pregnant women and women with breast or cervical cancer, foster and adoptive children and for eligible aged, blind and/or those who have disabilities whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.

If you currently have Medicare or other private insurance, you may still be eligible for Medicaid to help pay your premium, co-payments, and deductibles.

If you are someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Medicaid even if you are not sure whether you qualify. Some income and resources do not count against you. Every group has its own income limits, which increase on a regular basis.

To apply for Medicaid, you must submit a completed signed application to the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). You may print a Medicaid application and submit the completed signed application to any local DFCS office, by mail, telephone, fax, or e-mail. If you are pregnant or have breast or cervical cancer, you may apply for Presumptive Medicaid at your local health department. Please call 404-657-3143 to find an office near you.

For additional information about applying for Medicaid, click here to visit or you may call the Division of Family and Children Services Customer Contact Center at 1-877-423-4746.

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