Program DescriptionMedicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and individuals with disabilities. In some states the program covers all low-income adults below a certain income level.
Note: Medicaid is sometimes referred to by state specific names. Regardless of the various names, the programs are still Medicaid and are governed by federal Medicaid law and regulations.
General Program RequirementsMedicaid programs must follow federal guidelines, but they vary somewhat from state to state.
In general for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have low income.
You must also be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply online, please visit the COMPASS online application portal.
For additional application information, visit the Health Care/ Medical Assistance page. You will be able to download an application form directly from the site.
You may also find out if you qualify through the Marketplace application.