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Return to Normal Enrollment Process Coming Soon

Virginia Medicaid will soon return to our normal enrollment process for health care coverage, and we need your help to spread the word. All Medicaid members need to update their contact information so they continue to receive high quality health care coverage.


Medicaid Covers Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Mental illness and addiction affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Virginia Medicaid covers treatment to help members avoid a crisis, as well as services to support recovery.


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Request Your Vaccination Record Online

You can use the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Request Portal to easily look up your COVID-19 vaccine record for free. 


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: A Second Booster Dose is Available to Those 50 and Older

The FDA recently approved a second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 booster shot for:

  • People 50 and older
  • People ages 12-49 with some long-term medical conditions (Please consult your doctor if you might be eligible.)

Once You Have a Plan, You Need a Doctor

Once you select your health plan, it’s time to choose your primary care provider (PCP)A PCP is your doctor who provides most of the health care you will need. Your PCP may also refer you to other providers for more specialized care.


3 Easy Ways to Apply for Medicaid Coverage

Having health coverage during your pregnancy can help protect both you and your baby. Cover Virginia makes it easy to apply for quality no-cost health coverage to help ensure that you and your baby remain healthy.


Protect Yourself and Your Baby: Find Out if you Qualify for Virginia Medicaid

Expecting mothers in Virginia have access to quality, no-cost health insurance. Eligibility is typically based on income and family size. Discover what health benefits you may qualify for by using CoverVA’s quick and easy Eligibility Screening Tool or by finding additional eligibility information on Virginia’s FAMIS MOMS page.


Important COVID-19 Update: Order Free At-Home COVID Tests

Every home in the U.S. can order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. All you need is your name and home address to place an order. No ID or credit card is needed.


Keep Your Medicaid Information Updated

It's important to keep your personal information up to date to ensure there are no gaps in your health care and to help us reach you with information about your coverage. Please report any changes to your information within 10 days after the changes.


Important COVID-19 Update: Unvaccinated Virginians are 4 Times More Likely to Get COVID-19 Than Those Who are Fully Vaccinated

More than 70% of Virginians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated Virginians are 4 times more likely to get COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated. They are also more likely to get very sick or hospitalized. You can protect yourself, your family and your friends by getting your shot.