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We are Halfway Through Open Enrollment!

Some Medicaid members are now eligible to choose a new health plan for 2022. Members eligible to pick a plan at this time received a letter with more details in the mail.  The plan selection period runs through April 30, 2022. 


Get Help with Buying Food

1 in 10 Virginians struggle with hungerIf you are struggling to feed yourself or your family, the Department of Social Services offers several food assistance programs that can help.  


Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Some people have health problems after an initial recovery from COVID-19. If you are experiencing new or ongoing symptoms, call your Primary Care Provider to make an appointment. Together, you can discuss possible treatment options.


Medicaid Covers Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services

Many people facing addiction can benefit from treatment. Medicaid covers addiction and recovery treatment services for members. Treatment options include outpatient and inpatient care, as well as medications shown by research to help people addicted to prescription drugs or other opioids. 


Medicaid Offers New Behavioral Health Services for Youth

Keeping our youth healthy – both physically and mentally – is a top priority for us. That is why we recently expanded our coverage to add new behavioral health (or mental health) services for youth ages 11-18. These new services offer community-based programs and family support while keeping youth at home and in school.


Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe This Winter

Join the fight against COVID-19! Encourage your friends, family and local community to get vaccinated. If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, schedule an appointment to protect yourself and the ones you love.


Watch Now: How to Apply for Health Coverage in VA

CoverVA has released a video that helps illustrate the application process for eligible Virginians looking for health coverage. This short video covers topics such as screening questions, documentation needed to apply, and the different ways to apply.


Planned Outage: Saturday, January 29

The DMAS website will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 9am ET for approximately three hours as we conduct scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.


We are Halfway Through Open Enrollment!

Some Medicaid members are now eligible to choose a new health plan for 2022. Members eligible to pick a plan at this time received a letter with more details in the mail.  The plan selection period runs through February 28, 2022. 


Care Coordinators: Helping You Chart a Path to Better Health

Your care coordinator is a resource to help you make sure you are getting the health services you need. Your care coordinator works with you to create a personalized care plan to meet your health needs and preferences, and helps answer questions about your health care.