Cardinal Care
Virginia's Medicaid Program

Applying for Health Coverage: What You Need to Know

If you are ready to apply for health coverage for your family, here are a few things you should know.

There are some materials you should have ready when you apply:

  • Your full legal name, date of birth, and Social Security number for anyone in your household who is applying
  • Most recent federal tax filing information
  • Job and income information for your family
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance

Once you’ve collected this information, there are 3 easy ways to apply:

  1. Call Cover Virginia at 833-5CALLVA
  2. Apply online at
  3. Visit your local Department of Social Services

Apply Today.