Medicaid is an "entitlement program" created by the federal government, but administered by the state, to provide payment for medical services for low-income citizens. People qualify for Medicaid by meeting federal income and asset standards and by fitting into a specified eligibility. Under federal rules, DHSS has authority to limit services as long as the services provided are adequate in "amount, duration, and scope" to satisfy the recipient's medical needs.
Contact Information
Division of Health Care Services
Alaska Office Building, 350 Main St., Suite 414
PO Box 110660
Juneau, AK 99811
1-(800) 780-9972 (phone)
How to Apply:
Select one of the links below to download the application or go to the program site for more information on how to apply. Once you fill out your application, send it to the address on the application. Do NOT send it to RxResource.
Offers medical coverage to families, children, elderly, disabled adults, and pregnant women. Also helps with Medicare Parts A and B premiums. Medicaid began as a program to pay for health care for poor people who were unable to work. It covered the aged, the blind, the disabled, and single parent families. Over the years, Medicaid has expanded to cover more people. For instance, children and pregnant women may qualify under higher income limits and without asset limits. Families with unemployed parents may qualify, and families who lose regular Family Medicaid because a parent returns to work may continue to be covered for up to one year.
Other Information:
To apply for Medicaid services please contact the Division of Public Assistance. Applications, office locations, and useful information can be found on their web site.