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Beneficiary Resources

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are joint federal/state programs. Each state Medicaid/CHIP agency has full responsibility for all aspects of the administration and operation of the Medicaid and CHIP programs in their state, including determining eligibility for and enrollment into their program.

On this page you’ll find state-specific information on

How to apply for Medicaid or CHIP
How to see if you are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP
How to contact your state
How to check on your Medicaid/CHIP application
How to get a new Medicaid/CHIP card
 

Healthcare.gov - Apply through the Government Healthcare Marketplace 
Apply via Your State - Select your state, then click the first state Medicaid link
Insure Kids Now - Find coverage options for your family
Frequently Asked Questions about coverage eligibility and the basics about Medicare and Medicaid.
 

Eligibility Requirements

Medicaid eligibility criteria vary from state to state. Many states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income adults. If you are unsure if you might qualify for Medicaid, you should apply. You might be eligible depending on your household income, family size, age, disability, and other factors. You must be a United States (U.S.) citizen, a U.S. national, or have a satisfactory immigration status to be eligible for full benefits. Visit HealthCare.gov to take a quick screening to help you determine your eligibility for Medicaid/CHIP or other health insurance options. Please contact your state for all state-related Medicaid questions.
 

When to contact your State Medicaid Agency

In order to assist you in getting a timely response, please contact your State Medicaid Agency (click your state link above) for any questions on the following:

• Medicaid Eligibility
• Coverage and Services
• Liens and Third Party Liability (other insurance)
• Provider Enrollment
• Medicaid Claims
• Lost Medicaid Card/ Replacement
• Finding a Medicaid/CHIP Provider
• Status of a Medicaid/CHIP Application

If you need assistance in any of the areas noted, you will need to contact the agency for Medicaid/CHIP in your state of residence or the state you have questions about in order to receive assistance. Please contact your state for all state-related Medicaid questions.
 

How to check on the status of your Medicaid application or get a new Medicaid card

Your state Medicaid program will be able to help you.  Contact the office where you applied. If you don’t have the contact information for your state readily available, you can find that information here. Please contact your state for all state-related Medicaid questions.
 

Select Your State for Medicaid Eligibility or to Apply for Coverage

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★ STATE MEDICAID LINKS ★

Alabama

★ Alabama Medicaid

Alaska

★ Alaska Medicaid

American Samoa

Arizona

★ Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Arkansas

★ Arkansas Medicaid

California

★ Department of Health Care Services

Colorado

★ Health First Colorado

Connecticut

★ Connecticut Medicaid

Delaware

★ Delaware Medicaid & Medical Assistance

District of Columbia

★ DC Medicaid

Florida

★ Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Georgia

★ Georgia Medicaid

Guam

  • Eligibility
  • Enrollment
  • Home Page
  • Department of Public Health and Social Services / Division of Public Welfare
    ☎ 735-7519, 735-3540, 735-7256 or 735-7375 (Central Office - Mangilao)
    ☎ 635-7429 or 635-7488 (Northern Office - Dededo)
    ☎ 828-7542 or 828-8524 (Southern Office - Inarajan)

Hawaii

★ Hawaii Med-QUEST Division

Idaho

★ Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Illinois

★ Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Indiana

★ Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Iowa

★ Iowa Department of Human Services

Kansas

★ Kansas Department for Children and Families

Kentucky

★ Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Louisiana

★ Healthy Louisiana

Maine

★ Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Maryland

★ Maryland Department of Health

Massachusetts

★ Massachusetts Health & Social Services

Michigan

★ Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Minnesota

★ Minnesota Department of Human Services

Mississippi

★ Mississippi Division of Medicaid

Missouri

★ Missouri Department of Social Services

Montana

★ Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Nebraska

★ Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada

★ Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

New Hampshire

★ New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

New Jersey

★ New Jersey Department of Human Services

New Mexico

★ New Mexico Human Services Department

New York

★ New York State Department of Health

North Carolina

★ North Carolina Medicaid

North Dakota

★ North Dakota Department of Human Services

Northern Mariana Islands

Ohio

★ Ohio Department of Medicaid

Oklahoma

★ Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Oregon

★ OregonHealthCare.gov

Pennsylvania

★ Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

★ Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services

South Carolina

★ South Carolina Health Connections Medicaid

South Dakota

★ South Dakota Department of Health

S. Virgin Islands

Tennessee

★ Tennessee Department of Health

Texas

★ Texas Health and Human Services

Utah

★ Utah Department of Health Medicaid

US Virgin Islands

★ Virgin Islands Department of Human Services

Vermont

★ Department of Vermont Health Access

Virginia

★ Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Washington

★ Washington State Health Care Authority

West Virginia

★ West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Wisconsin

★ Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wyoming

★ Wyoming Department of Health

Still not sure who to contact?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is equipped to assist with general policy guidance, grants and reimbursements, and technical assistance related to specific initiatives and information systems.

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850

☎ Toll-Free: 877-267-2323
☎ Local: 410-786-3000
☎ TTY Toll-Free: 800-877-8339
☎ TTY Local: 410-786-0727
Medicaid.gov Mailbox: Medicaid.gov@cms.hhs.gov

MEDICARE
Toll-Free: ☎  800-633-4227; ☎ TTY 877-486-2048
Website: www.Medicare.gov

MEDICAID
Toll-Free: ☎ 877-267-2323; ☎ TTY 866-226-1819
Website: www.Medicaid.gov

HEALTHCARE.GOV (Marketplace)
Toll-Free: ☎ 800-318-2596; ☎ TTY 855-889-4325
Website: www.HealthCare.gov

For information on the organizational structure of the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), please refer to our organizational page where you can get information on the different CMCS groups and their functions.