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What to Expect on Your First Prenatal Visit

It’s important to schedule a visit to the doctor as soon as you know that you are pregnant. Common first-time visits to the doctor often include questions regarding your medical history, along with initial tests and planning.


Upcoming Meetings at DMAS

Find information regarding upcoming meetings at the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) in 2023.


Support Your Family With Your Coverage

If you are enrolled in the FAMIS MOMS program, your baby will automatically be eligible for health insurance for the first year of life. Report the birth of your child to Cover Virginia to start coverage and protect your child’s future.


Cardinal Care Began January 1, 2023

Cardinal Care is Virginia Medicaid's new name for all health coverage programs for all Medicaid members. This new name and brand began on January 1, 2023. The goal of Cardinal Care is to create a clearer, straighter path to care for all Medicaid members. 


Upcoming Meetings at DMAS

Find information regarding upcoming meetings at the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) through 2022.


Preventive Care is Important to Your Overall Health

Preventing disease is critical to helping you live a longer, healthier life. This type of regular care and check-ups is called preventive care.


Health Coverage: Cost Effective & Efficient

Having health insurance can help protect you and your family from the unexpected. You no longer have to worry about your child getting sick or having an accident. With low-cost to no-cost health insurance, a trip to the doctor or pharmacist is covered.


It’s Not Too Late for Families to Get the Child Tax Credit!

Families with children that didn’t file a tax return can still claim thousands of dollars from the expanded 2021 Child Tax Credit. If you had a baby in 2020 or 2021, you could get up to $5,000 in COVID stimulus payments and child tax benefits, even if you have never done taxes before or have no or low income.


Have Questions on Medicaid Cost?

Medicaid members never pay a deductible for their coverage. A deductible is the amount someone pays for covered health care services before your insurance plan starts to pay. Medicaid health plans require no deductible ever. Most members will not have a co-pay. A co-pay is a fee for a covered service, paid by the patient to the health care provider. However, a small amount of members at higher income levels may have a co-pay. 


Don’t Miss Your Shots!

Flu season is here, and so are new COVID-19 booster vaccines! Protect yourself and your loved ones this fall and schedule your flu shot and COVID booster today. Both vaccines are safe and effective, and it's safe to receive them at the same time.