Need Health Insurance?
Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP
You and your family may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Learn more and find information about your individual options available and how to apply:
- Medicaid Basics on Healthcare.gov
- Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Basics on InsureKidsNow.gov
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I apply for Medicaid?
A: You may be eligible for benefits through Medicaid. Medicaid programs vary by state, so you will need to check with your state Medicaid office for more information.
Use the HealthCare.gov insurance and coverage finder to find out more about your state Medicaid program and options that may be available to you.
Q: How do I apply for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?
A: Visit InsureKidsNow.gov and select “Learn More about Programs in your State” or call 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669).
Q: How do I get a replacement card?
A: If your Medicaid card is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can ask for a new one by contacting your state Medicaid office.
Q: Who can I contact for assistance with a Medicaid issue or concern?
A: Medicaid programs are administered by the states. Contact your state Medicaid office for assistance.
Q: Where can I find out information for Medicaid providers?
A: Contact your state Medicaid office for questions on enrolling as a provider, billing, and claims.