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Medicaid & You: Frequently Asked Questions

Medicaid is a health coverage program operated by states, within broad federal guidelines. Although the federal government pays a portion of the costs, Medicaid is administered and operated by states, and each state's program is a little different depending on the needs and goals of that state. Below are frequently asked questions to help you connect with the appropriate resource to address your health coverage needs.

Medicaid And You FAQs

How can I find a provider that accepts Medicaid or CHIP?

Each state Medicaid and CHIP program has its own provider network. Contact your state for a list of providers.
FAQ ID:
95146
How do I replace my Medicaid card?

Contact your state Medicaid agency. They can help you get replacement cards and answer your questions about what services are covered, providers to use, and how to renew your eligibility.

FAQ ID:
95141
Does Medicaid cover pregnancies, mental health, dental, nursing home, or long term care?

States are required to cover certain benefits and others are optional. To learn what your state covers, contact your state Medicaid agency. To learn more about the Federal rules around mandatory and optional services, visit the benefits page.
FAQ ID:
95101
My state has been affected by a natural disaster and/or a public health emergency has been declared. I am on Medicaid and my children are on CHIP. I have a question about our coverage. Who should I call?

Contact your state Medicaid agency. They can help answer your coverage questions and what to do when you have an access problem due to the declared emergency.

FAQ ID:
95046
I have a question about my Medicaid account. What is your phone number?

Contact your state Medicaid agency. They can help you get replacement cards and answer your questions about what services are covered, providers to use, and how to renew your eligibility.

FAQ ID:
94571
How do I apply for (or renew) Medicaid or CHIP?

Your state will determine if you qualify for Medicaid. Contact your state for renewal or application information.

FAQ ID:
93381
Who can tell me if I am eligible for Medicaid?

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Since Medicaid is administered by the Medicaid agency in your state, eligibility may vary from one state to another. Contact your state Medicaid Agency with questions, or see if you qualify by applying. CMS is the federal agency that works with state Medicaid agencies to make sure they comply with federal laws and regulations.

FAQ ID:
94506
I want to talk to someone at the federal level. Who do I contact?

Contact the CMS Regional Office in your area. The regional office works closely with your state Medicaid agency.

FAQ ID:
94561
I want to apply for Medicaid or get coverage for my child. Who do I contact?

Your state will determine if you qualify for Medicaid. Contact your state for renewal or application information.

FAQ ID:
94516
I am looking for a dentist in my area who accepts Medicaid. How can I find one?

Use our dentist locator to find a dentist that accepts Medicaid.

FAQ ID:
94526
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