Published on April 26, 2018
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are free or low-cost health programs that cover many services, such as hospitalizations, doctor visits, and prescription drugs. If you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, your coverage can begin immediately, any time of the year.
Who Qualifies for Medicaid & CHIP
How to Apply for Medicaid & CHIP
- You can apply through the health insurance market®. Fill out an application, and if it appears that someone in your household is eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, we will automatically send your information to your state agency. They will contact you about registration.
- You can also apply directly to your national Medicaid agency. Select your state from the drop-down list for contact information for your Medicaid agency.