Program DescriptionThe Michigan Medicaid Health Care Program is intended to provide medical and health-related assistance to low-income individuals and families who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. Generally, the program serves: persons aged 65 or older; blind or permanently disabled persons; members of families with dependent children; children in foster care homes; pregnant women; and individuals under age 21 in psychiatric hospitals.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Michigan, a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. If very low income, you must also be pregnant, have a child(ren) with a disability, or be responsible for children under the age of 19 years.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessFor more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information
You can apply for these benefits at your local Department of Human Services (DHS) or by mail. In addition, there are a number of local community agencies, such as your local health department, that offer help in applying for Medicaid.
Your local DHS county office can be found at the following: http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5461---,00.html
A listing of local health departments can be found at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132--96747--,00.html
In addition to the Medicaid programs, the Michigan Department of Community Health provides various other health care programs. Information about these programs can be found at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_4860---,00.html