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NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of
Medical Assistance
NC Division of Medical Assistance - High quality health care through Medicaid and Health Choice for Children.

What is Medicaid?

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Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Medicaid is a little different, depending on who you are and your situation. See who is eligible.

What Does Medicaid Cover?

Medicaid may help pay for certain medical expenses such as:

  • Doctor Bills
  • Hospital Bills
  • Prescriptions (Excluding prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries)
  • Vision Care
  • Dental Care
  • Medicare Premiums
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Personal Care Services (PCS), Medical Equipment, and Other Home Health Services
  • In-home care under the Community Alternatives Program (CAP)
  • Mental Health Care
  • Most medically necessary services for children under age 21

Consumer Notices and Medicaid Card Inserts

Information about your Medicaid services is mailed with your Medicaid identification card. Notices are also sent out as needed. See our Consumer Library for a copy of the inserts and notices. Ready NC Connect NC