What is NC Medicaid?
NC Medicaid is a publicly funded health insurance program open to North Carolina residents who meet income, age, and immigration guidelines. Your child may qualify for healthcare coverage through Medicaid, which offers free or low-cost health insurance for children and teens who meet eligibility requirements. 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?
NC Medicaid offers different ways that may help pay for some or all of the cost of health care. The program helps families with certain health needs based on family size, income and resource limits. Visit the NC Medicaid website to get started.
Your county Division of Social Services (DSS) caseworker will help determine if you are eligible for NC Medicaid. Eligibility depends on your child’s age, family size, income and resources. Visit the NC Medicaid website to learn about eligibility.
Apply for Medicaid and learn more specific details about program options.
How to apply for NC Medicaid?
There are three ways to select.
Apply online. If you cannot apply online, you can also:
Apply in person at your local Department of Social Services.
Fill out a paper application and mail to or drop it off at your local DSS office.
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.