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Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children Ages 5 - 11

The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11. You can now make sure your children are protected at school, during sports activities, and when they are spending time with friends. 


Local Resources for Veterans, Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and More

Do you need assistance finding services for yourself or someone you care for? VirginiaNavigator is a nonprofit organization that helps Virginians access the information and services they need, close to home. Using VirginiaNavigator, Virginians can access over 26,000 local resources that serve older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, caregivers, and their families.


Live Your Life With Support

You may need long-term support due to illness, injury, a disability, or other conditions. Medicaid has you covered. If you are in one of those situations, you may be enrolled in the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus program. You will receive a Care Coordinator who will work with you to ensure you will receive the care you need.


Open Enrollment 2021 Has Begun

Having a health care plan that meets your needs is important. During Medicaid Open Enrollment you can change your health plan for any reason. For some Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus members, open enrollment starts October 1 and ends December 31, 2021. For others, open enrollment starts November 1 and ends December 31, 2021. We will send you a letter by mail with your dates and plan selection packet.


Outreach Underway for Letter Sent in Error to Some Members

Some Medicaid members recently received a letter from our agency with the title “Premium Payment (Capitation Fees) for Managed Care Organization and Estate Recovery.” We sent this letter in error. If you are a Medicaid member who received this letter and took steps to cancel your health coverage, please contact us right away. We want to help you restore your health care coverage.


Your Medicaid Benefits Include Prescription Drugs

Your prescription drugs are covered at no cost to you under your health plan. Learn the necessary requirements so that you can receive your authorized prescriptions with ease.


High-Quality Care is Important to a Child's Success

High-quality child care programs are linked to greater achievement and success in a child’s life. They are also necessary for many Virginia families in which parents or guardians work during the day. ChildCareVA has a search tool and resources to help you find the child care that is right for your family.


Make Sure Your Children Have Health Coverage This School Year

Going back to school looks a little different this year. As your children head back to school, Virginia Medicaid wants to help keep them protected by making sure they have quality health coverage. 


Plan for a Better Future

We can help you plan for the future. Medicaid coverage also includes family planning services. These services include education and support to help you decide if or when you want to have a baby. Lab testing, counseling, contraceptives, and more are covered.


Your Vision is Important

Medicaid coverage includes eye exams and treatment for all ages. Eyeglasses for individuals under the age of 21 are also covered. Health plans may offer added vision benefits above Medicaid like full or partial coverage for eyeglasses. Compare plans to see which benefits work best for you.