How do I enroll in Medicaid?

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  • To enroll in Medicaid, visit the website of the Medicaid office for your state to learn how to complete an  application. Some states may offer an online application on their website, or you can schedule an appointment with your local Medicaid office to complete the application in person. Generally, the application will ask you to provide the names and Social Security numbers of everyone in your household, along with income information. A Medicaid representative will schedule an interview (phone or in person) to gather additional information about your finances, bills and medical expenses. Be prepared to provide last year's tax returns, bank statement and check stubs plus a utility bill to verify your address and your driver's license. Once you have completed the application process, you should receive a notice of your eligibility within 30 days.


  • To apply for Medicaid in your state, contact your local Medicaid office. Some states let you apply on the Internet, by telephone, or at locations in the community, such as community health centers. By contacting Medicaid directly, you can get state information.
Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
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