Information on Washington Medicaid Program
Washington Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons for Washington residents. The purpose of Medicaid in Washington is to improve the health of people in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington Medicaid?
To qualify for Medicaid Washington :
- you must be a resident of the state of Washington
- 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.
Washington Medicaid Application Process:
You can get the application at your local Community Services Office (CSO) ,or you can call and ask that an application be sent to you.
You may complete an on-line application by using the WashingtonConnection.org web site.
For more information on Washington Medicaid: