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About DHCF

The Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF), formerly the Medical Assistance Administration under the Department of Health, is the District of Columbia’s state Medicaid agency.

In addition to the Medicaid program, DHCF also administers insurance programs for immigrant children, the State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP or CHIP) and Medical Charities (a locally funded program).


All residents in the District of Columbia have the supports and services they need to be actively engaged in their health and to thrive.


The Department of Health Care Finance works to improve health outcomes by providing access to comprehensive, cost-effective and quality healthcare services for residents of the District of Columbia.


Accountability – Compassion – Empathy – Professionalism – Teamwork


DHCF has three priorities for the programs we administer:

  1. Building a health system that provides whole person care
  2. Ensuring value and accountability
  3. Strengthening internal operational infrastructure