Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid is an optional medical coverage program that states elect to provide to their residents.

Attention Medicaid Enrollees

Don’t risk a gap in your Medicaid or CHIP coverage, get ready to renew now.

Please update your contact information. It is important to keep your contact information with Department of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) as current as possible to receive all communications regarding your eligibility.  Your contact information should include your residence and mailing addresses, your phone number or message number, and your email address. Log into your account on Access Nevada or call 800-992-0900 to update your contact information.

 

Following these steps will help determine if you still qualify:

  • Make sure your contact information is up to date.
  • Check your mail for a letter.
  • Complete  your renewal form (if you get one).

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.

Medicaid Assessment Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Chart

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.

Nevada Check Up

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 visit https://dhcfp.nv.gov/Pgms/LTSS/LTSSHome/.

Contact information

Customer Assistance Service line: 1-800-547-2927 (TTY 711)

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST

Email: CustomerServiceNVHL@exchange.nv.gov

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