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How can this program help me?

Medicaid is a government health insurance program that helps certain people get health care services at a lower cost. This includes people who are older, blind, or living with a disability. Medicaid pays for medical services such as:

  • Visits to health care providers (including physicians and nurse practitioners)
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Prescription drug coverage (only available in certain cases)
  • Lab tests
  • X-rays
  • Medical transportation
  • Nursing home care
  • Home health services
  • Family planning services

To get benefits once you're enrolled, you must go to a health care provider that takes part in the Medicaid program.

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office. You can also apply by completing the online application. For more information concerning this program, please contact your local office. If you are a City of Chicago resident, you may call 312-744-4016.

Frequently Asked Questions

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others. 

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