Medicaid is a medical assistance program that pays medical bills for people who meet certain eligibility requirements (such as income, age, or disability) which are based on Federal regulations and State law. Medical benefits may be authorized for services such as hospitalizations, physician services, medications and different levels of care in nursing and residential facilities.
Doctors visits and clinical services
Durable medical equipment (e.g. Walker)
Inpatient hospital care
Laboratory and x-ray services
Licensed home care services
Medically necessary ambulance transport
Nursing and hospice care
Outpatient hospital visits
Payment of Medicare premiums
Individuals who are eligible for full Medicaid benefits receive a Medicaid card each month. Medicaid may also be retroactive to cover medical bills from the 3 months prior to the month of application.
Medicaid Transportation services are available to some Medicaid beneficiaries that have been assessed and found in need of transportation for doctor appointments and other medically-related needs. To be assessed or learn more, please call the Medicaid Transportation and leave a message at (919) 245-2774.
Learn More and Apply
Please visit or call any Orange County DSS location to learn more and apply. You can also apply online for Medicaid services.