About Medicaid

Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors and people with disabilities.

Medicaid may help pay for certain medical expenses including:
  • Dental Care
  • Doctor Bills
  • Hospital Bills
  • Mental Health Care
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Prescriptions
  • Vision Care


To be eligible for Medicaid you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or provide proof of eligible immigration status. Individuals only applying for emergency services are not required to provide documentation of immigration status.
  • Live in North Carolina, and provide proof of residency.
  • Have a Social Security number or have applied for one.
  • Each program will have additional requirements.
  • Your family's income, the number of people in your family, and the age of your children determine if you or your children qualify.