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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
I want to talk to someone at the federal level. Who do I contact?

State Medicaid and CHIP agencies have the primary responsibility for operation of the Medicaid and CHIP programs and they are your first and primary resource for assistance with your Medicaid and CHIP related questions, particularly as it relates to your eligibility status or benefits. If you have already contacted your State Medicaid Agency, you may contact the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as follows:

Toll-Free: 877-267-2323
Local: 410-786-3000
TTY Toll-Free: 866-226-1819
TTY Local: 410-786-0727
Medicaid.gov Mailbox: Medicaid.gov@cms.hhs.gov

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
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 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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