Program DescriptionMedicaid is the state and Federal partnership that provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons. The purpose of Virginia Medicaid is to improve the health of people in Virginia who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, 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 parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, under age 21 and in foster care, adoption assistance or a nursing facility, blind, disabled, or be 65 years of age or older. The Medicaid income limits are different, depending on which group of individuals you fall into. There is no enrollment fee or premium for Medicaid coverage if you are eligible. Low co-pays are charged for some Medicaid services.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessIndividuals or families may apply for Medicaid online or through their local Department of Social Services. Aged, blind or disabled individuals or married couples may apply for Medicaid online by using CommonHelp.
Paper applications may be downloaded.
Families applying for their children may download the Health Insurance for Children and Pregnant Women form.
Paper application forms may be mailed or taken in person to the local Social Services office.