Massachusetts Medicaid

Information on Massachusetts Medicaid Program.  (MassHealth)

Massachusetts Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons for Massachusetts residents.  The purpose of Medicaid in Massachusetts is to improve the health of people in Massachusetts who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children..  Medicaid is both funded by the Federal and State cooperative working together.

Primary health services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional medical coverage includes drugs/prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.

The mission of the program is to improve the health of Massachusetts residents by:

  • Emphasizing health prevention
  • Promoting continuity of health care
  • Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
  • Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient’s community

Do You Qualify for Massachusetts Medicaid?

To qualify for Medicaid Massachusetts :

  • you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts
  • a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien,
  • in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19,
  • blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.


Massachusetts Medicaid Application Process:

If you do not have an application package and would like to get a Medical Benefit Request, or would like to receive help filling out the application, call a MassHealth Enrollment Center at:1-888-665-9993
Or visit our web site to download an application package:


For more information on Massachusetts Medicaid:

please contact the Health Benefits Hotline at 1-888-665-9993

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