Ohio Medicaid

Information on Ohio Medicaid Program

Ohio Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons for Ohio residents.  The purpose of Medicaid in Ohio is to improve the health of people in Ohio 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 Illinois 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 Ohio Medicaid?

To qualify for Medicaid Ohio :

  • you must be a resident of the state of Ohio
  • 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.


Ohio Medicaid Application Process:

To apply for medical assistance, visit the Ohio Medicaid site at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/index.stm

Ohio resident can apply for Medicaid either online or mailing out a form.

When applying for Healthy Start, proof of income, pregnancy, citizenship (if not a U.S. citizen) and other health insurance is required. No face-to-face interview is necessary.

By calling the Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680, hotline staff can provide general information or offer assistance in filling out the application. The hotline is staffed seven days a week. Families can also find applications at their local office of job & family services.

Families can apply for Healthy Start by downloading and filling out the Combined Programs Application (CPA) – JFS Form #07216:


For more information on Illinois Medicaid:

please contact the Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680

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