There are several Medical Assistance Programs offered in Virginia. Each program covers different groups of people and each program has different eligibility requirements. When you apply for Medical Assistance, you are screened for all possible programs based on your age, income, financial resources, and other information. To be eligible for a Medical Assistance Program, you must meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions for that program.
Medicaid allows 45 days to determine an individual’s eligibility.
How to apply for Medicaid
Virginia Medicaid accepts applications for health coverage year-round. You can choose from three different ways to apply:
- Apply online at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov
- Call the Cover Virginia Call Center at 1-833-5CALLVA (TDD: 1-888-221-1590) to apply on the phone Mon – Fri: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sat: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Mail or drop off a paper application (available in English and Spanish) to your local Department of Social Services (mailing may take longer than other methods of applying). Find your nearest local Department of Social Services.