What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is an optional medical coverage program that states elect to provide to their residents. Depending on your income and family size, you or your family members may qualify for government-supplied healthcare, such as Medicaid. If you do qualify for Medicaid, there is no limited-enrollment period, meaning you can enroll at any time.

In Nevada, households with annual incomes of up to 138% of the federal poverty level may qualify for Medicaid. This is $16,753 per year for an individual, or $34,638 per year for a family of four.

For more information on Medicaid in Nevada and to see if you’re eligible, visit Access Nevada. Access Nevada is the one stop portal for residents of the State of Nevada to apply for Medicaid, report changes in household circumstances, check the status of their case, receive online communications, and other account management tools.

Learn about the different programs available through Access Nevada.

What is Nevada Check Up?

Nevada Check Up is the State of Nevada’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Depending on your income, your children (birth through 18 years of age) may qualify for coverage through Nevada Check Up. If you qualify, you will be required to pay a quarterly premium based upon your family size and income, but won’t be responsible for things like co-payments and deductibles.

In Nevada, children living in households with an annual income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level may qualify for coverage through Nevada Check Up. This is $50,200 for a family of four.

Are you in need of assistance with Long-Term Services and Supports?

Long-Term Services and Supports include services that:

  • support individuals who need ongoing care due to age, physical or intellectual disability or chronic illness; and
  • assist an individual or their caregiver, to live as independently as possible in their homes and communities.

Examples include: meals, transportation, chore services, personal care, counseling, respite for caretakers, adult day health care, benefits counseling, home modifications, assistive technology, etc.

If you would like more information, please take the Assess My Needs survey from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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