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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.


Upcoming Meetings at DMAS

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


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.


Hurricane Ian - Florida Medicaid Provisional Enrollment for Out-of-State Providers

For out-of-state providers, who are not enrolled with Florida Medicaid and who provided services to displaced Florida residents, Florida Medicaid has created a provisional provider enrollment process. Florida Medicaid has waived the requirements for providers to submit documentation showing the nature of the treatment, as well as other normally-required information, when applying for provisional enrollment.


Help Us Spread the Word

Know someone who is interested in health coverage with Virginia Medicaid? We offer free and low-cost health care coverage for children, adults, and families. In 2021, the rules for Medicaid eligibility changed, and thousands of Virginians and lawful permanent residents are now eligible for health care coverage that includes preventive care, dental coverage, behavioral health services, and treatment for chronic health conditions.


Use Adult Preventive Services Today

Did you know that all adult Virginia Medicaid members have coverage for preventive services such as screenings, check-ups and counseling support? These services can help keep you healthy, and identify areas for improvement before they become an issue.


Virginia Medicaid: Do Your Children Qualify?

Virginia Medicaid provides quality low-cost and no-cost health coverage for children. Eligibility is typically based on income and family size.


Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program for Internet Discounts

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission to help households that qualify pay for internet service and devices such as laptops and tablets.