Getting Started with Medicaid
Medicaid is a health insurance program for individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Medicaid may help pay for medical expenses such as:
- Doctor and hospital bills.
- Personal Care Services (PCS), medical equipment, and other home health services.
- In-home care under the Community Alternatives Program (CAP).
- Mental health care.
- Most medically-necessary services for children under age 21.
Apply online for Medicaid
ePASS is a secure tool that allows you to submit an application online with easy-to-use instructions. You may also apply at the Department of Social Services (DSS) in the county where you live, or you may print and mail completed Medicaid and Health Choice Applications to your local DSS office. You also may request that an application be mailed to you. If you are disabled, a county representative may be able to make a home visit to assist you with the application process.