NC Medicaid and Health Choice Outreach

What is NC Medicaid/Health Choice (CHIP) Outreach? 

NC Medicaid and Health Choice (the Children’s Health Insurance Program) are publicly funded children's health insurance programs open to North Carolina residents who meet income, age, and immigration guidelines. Your child may qualify for healthcare coverage through Medicaid or Health Choice, NC’s CHIP program -- both offer free or low-cost health insurance for children and teens. See more information on wellness visits and treatment services. 

To meet outreach goals, our staff work with community and faith-based organizations across the State to: 

  • Partner with local family-centered activities: health fairs, school sports/events, community-ethnic festivals. 

  • Distribute materials to families by ordering available materials at no cost or downloading copies of PDFs provided. 

  • Partner with local minority media outlets to extend the reach of critical enrollment and reenrollment messages as needed. 

Who is eligible for NC Medicaid/Health Choice? 

NC Medicaid/Health Choice offers different ways that may help pay for some or all of the cost of health care. Each program helps families with certain health needs based on family size, income and resource limits. Visit the NC Medicaid and Health Choice website to get started

Your county Division of Social Services (DSS) caseworker will help determine if you are eligible for NC Medicaid or Health Choice. Eligibility depends on your child’s age, family size, income and resources. Visit the NC Medicaid and Health Choice website to learn about eligibility

Apply for Medicaid and Health Choice and to learn more specific details about program options. 

How to apply for NC Medicaid/Health Choice? 

There are three ways to select.

  1. Apply online. If you cannot apply online, you can also:  

  1. Apply in person at your local Department of Social Services. 

  1. Fill out a paper application and mail to or drop it off at your local DSS office.  

Resource Materials 

NC Medicaid / Health Choice (CHIP) Brochure: Health Insurance Is Important For Your Child | El seguro médico es importante para su nino  


Submit comments or ideas on outreach events and activities to the Division of Child and Family Well-Being by calling 919-707-5600. 

If your family has children/youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN), contact the Helpline via email or by phone at 1-800-737-3028.