Program DescriptionThe Nebraska Medical Assistance Program, also known as the Medicaid Program, is a program that is jointly funded by the state and the Federal government to provide medical coverage to those who meet certain categorical eligibility criteria and who cannot afford to pay for medically necessary services. Covered services include inpatient and outpatient hospital services; nursing facility care; prescription drugs; services of physicians, dentists and other practitioners; screening and diagnostic services; home health services; mental health and substance abuse treatment; and medical supplies.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Nebraska, 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. You must also be either pregnant, a child under age 19, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, have a disability, blind, or age 65 or older.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply online for the Nebraska Medical Assistance Program and all other benefit programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services please fill out an application using ACCESSNebraska.
Program Contact Information
To apply, you must submit a completed application to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. For more information, contact your nearest Health and Human Services (HHS) Office. The HHS System has offices serving each of Nebraska's 93 counties. To find the office nearest you, click on the link below: http://dhhs.ne.gov/children_family_services/Documents/SvcAreaMap-NEW.pdf
Or, you may download an application form and mail it to the nearest Health and Human Services Office. To download an application, click on the link below: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_medprog.aspx
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For more information, visit our web site at: http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_medindex.aspx