Medicaid is a program that pays for health and medical care for certain groups of people with low incomes.
Medicaid is not insurance, although Medicaid benefits may be provided through a chosen Primary Care Physician (PCP) or a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO).
The Medicaid program is administered by the local Department of Social Services in each city or county. To apply for Medicaid in Virginia, individuals must visit their local Department of Social Services. They must bring proof of identification, proof of income and other information with them when they visit.
To obtain a list of the documents needed to apply for Medicaid, call your local Department of Social Services. You can find their telephone number in your local telephone book. You can also contact the state Department of Social Services by calling toll-free 1-800-552-3431.
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