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Know Your Basic Health Benefits

Your Virginia Medicaid coverage includes many basic health benefits. While some plans offer additional services, it’s important to know the benefits that are covered under any plan you choose.


Do Your Children Have Health Insurance?

The 2022-23 school year is almost here, and that means your children are going to be out exploring the world. Protect your children with quality health coverage as they get back out there. Virginia Medicaid offers affordable health care for children through the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security plan, also known as FAMIS, at low to no cost. 


Prenatal Coverage May be Available for You and Your Baby

FAMIS Prenatal Coverage is a full coverage program for pregnant individuals who do not meet immigration status rules for other coverage. You do not need to meet immigration status rules, provide immigration documents, or have a Social Security number in order to be eligible for FAMIS Prenatal Coverage. However, you do need to meet the income rules.


Important COVID-19 Update: More Free At-Home Tests Are Available

Every home in the U.S. can now order 8 more at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free.


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children 6 Months and Older

The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months and older. You can now protect your youngest children from serious illness or hospital stays due to COVID-19. 


Specialty Providers Are Available if You Need Them

Your primary care provider (PCP) will give you regular check-ups and cover your basic health care needs, including many preventive and wellness services.


Get the Prescriptions and Equipment You Need

When you visit your primary care provider (PCP), you may receive a prescription medication, if necessary. Prescriptions or scripts allow you to get the medicine or medical equipment that has been approved by your doctor.


Open Enrollment Season Begins This Month

Having a health care plan that meets your needs is important. Some Medallion members are now able to choose their health plan for the year ahead.


Dental Health is Important to Overall Wellness

All Medicaid members with full benefits have access to dental services through their Medicaid coverage. During an appointment, your dentist or dental hygienist may clean your teeth, take X-rays and check your gums to understand your overall dental health.


We Can Take You to Health Care

Virginia can help if you are a Medicaid recipient and have no other way of getting to a health care facility. There is nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) available that can help.