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Medical Assistance Programs: Information and Eligibility

medicaid familyDistrict of Columbia Medicaid is a joint federal-state health insurance program that provides health care coverage to low-income and/or disabled individuals and families. Medicaid covers many services, including doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, mental health services, transportation and many other services. To be eligible for the Medicaid in the District, applicants must be residents of the District and must meet non-financial and financial eligibility requirements. Currently, 1 out of every 3 District residents receives quality health care through the Medicaid program. To find out more about how to qualify for the DC Medicaid program, please select here.

alliance kidsThe DC Healthcare Alliance (“the Alliance”) is a health coverage program that is offered to individuals and families who are not eligible for Medicaid.The Alliance is a locally funded program that includes a range of health care services to include primary care services, doctor visits, prescription drugs, dental services and wellness programs. To be eligible for the Alliance, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, have no other health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare and meet a certain income threshold. To find out more about how to qualify for the DC Health Care Alliance, please select here.

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The Immigrant Children’s Program (ICP) is a health coverage program that is offered to children under age 21 who are not eligible for Medicaid due to citizenship or immigration status. The ICP includes a range of health care services to include primary care services, doctor visits, prescription drugs, dental services, and wellness programs. To be eligible for the ICP, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, have no other health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare and meet a certain income threshold. Services covered under the Immigrant Children Program are very similar to the services covered under Medicaid for children under age twenty-one(21).   To find out more about how to qualify for the Immigrant Children’s Program, please select here.