APPLY NOW through the Health Insurance Marketplace or directly with your state Medicaid agency
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.
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:
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
★ STATE MEDICAID LINKS ★
District of Columbia
Department of Public Health and Social Services / Division of Public Welfare:
U.S. Virgin Islands
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: ☎ 800-633-4227; ☎ TTY 877-486-2048
Toll-Free: ☎ 877-267-2323; ☎ TTY 866-226-1819
Toll-Free: ☎ 800-318-2596; ☎ TTY 855-889-4325
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.