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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.


Take Advantage of Telehealth

Telehealth can help if you are struggling with long and frequent trips to receive care. Telehealth means some providers can use technology to provide many types of healthcare from a distance.


Expedited Enrollment for Out-of-State Providers

In response to the impact of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, the Louisiana Medicaid Office has implemented an expedited provider enrollment process for out-of-state providers to receive reimbursement for services provided to Louisiana Medicaid recipients who have temporarily relocated or evacuated to another state.


Protect the Well-Being of Your Child

If you meet the FAMIS income limits and are either a pregnant woman or have a child, we may have coverage for you. Apply for our FAMIS or FAMIS Moms programs to help protect your child’s future. FAMIS is for children, and FAMIS Moms is for pregnant women.


You Can Recover With Us

Many people across Virginia will or are currently struggling with substance addiction. Today, Virginia is addressing this issue through Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS). ARTS provides treatment for those with substance use disorders.


Transportation is One of Your Medicaid Benefits. Let Us Give You a Ride!

As a CCC Plus member, your transportation to Medicaid services is covered by your health plan (or their transportation broker) if you do not have another way to get there. You can call Member Services to ask for the transportation phone number, or it may be listed on the back of your Member ID card.