Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid may help in paying for medical expenses such as doctor bills, hospital bills, prescriptions, vision care, dental care, mental health care, nursing home care, Personal Care Services, medical equipment, in-home care under the Community Alternatives Program (CAP), Medicare premiums and most medically necessary services for children under age 21.
There are many programs to assist eligible aged, blind, disabled individuals with the cost of medical expenses.
Medicaid for Older Citizens (MAA) – Medical coverage for people 65 or older.
Medicaid for the Blind or Visually Impaired (MAB) - Medical coverage for blind or visually impaired people of any age who are blind according to the definition given by the Social Security Administration.
Medicaid for Disabled Citizens (MAD) – Medical coverage for people of any age who are unable to work due to a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months. Disability will be determined by the state office of Disability Determination Services (DDS).
Medicaid Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (MQB-Q,B,E ) – Medicare-Aid – Special Medicaid programs for people receiving Medicare who have limited income and resources. These programs pay Medicare premiums and/or deductibles and co-insurance.
Adult Medicaid Program Contact - Pat Caldwell, Supervisor 828-356-2323
Family and Children’s Medicaid
Listed are the Medicaid programs available to assist families or children with the cost of health care.
Medicaid for Families with Dependent Children (MAF) – Medical coverage for parents and caretaker relatives with children under age 19 in their household or for children ages 19 through 20.
Medicaid for Infants and Children (MIC) – Medical coverage for children under the age of 19.
Medicaid for Pregnant Women (MPW) – Medical coverage for pregnant women. This program pays only for medical bills related to pregnancy related services.
Family Planning Waiver (MAFD) – Medical coverage for family planning services for women ages 19 through 55 and men ages 19 through 60.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCM) – Medical coverage for women ages 18 - 64 who are enrolled in the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer screening program (BCCP). The women that qualify for this program can not have insurance coverage through private insurance, Medicare or other Medicaid Programs.
North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) – Free or low cost health insurance for children under age 19 if they are uninsured and if the family income is higher than the income limits for Medicaid.
Family and Children's Medicaid Contacts:
Renee Ross, Supervisor - 828-356-2431,
Susan Dune, Supervisor - 828-356-2342,
APPLYING FOR MEDICAID
An individual may apply for Medicaid at the Haywood County Department of Social Services or by completing an application form and mailing to the Department of Social Services. The application form can be obtained at Haywood County Department of Social Services or from the following website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/applications.htm.