Family Medicaid


Medicaid Changes

Family Medicaid is a federal and state funded program for families, children and pregnant women who meet eligibility criteria. There are two main categories which have different income limits: Healthy Start and Healthy Families. Coverage includes: doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, immunizations, prenatal care, vision, dental, substance abuse and mental health services. These programs DO NOT REQUIRE A FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is for eligible children and pregnant women. Children can be covered from birth to age 19 and pregnant women can be covered up to 60 days after the birth of the baby. Families with private health insurance may still be eligible and families with a higher income may pay a premium for Medicaid coverage. Healthy Start Fact Sheet.

Expedited Medicaid

Expedited Medicaid provides coverage for pregnant women for 60 days but will not cover hospitalization.. Only verification of pregnancy and a statement of income is required. All verifications will be needed to extend medical coverage for the full term of pregnancy, the birth of the child and 60 days post partum. Pregnancy Fact Sheet. Pregnancy Info Card.

Healthy Families

Healthy Families Medicaid provides assistance for low-income families. This category of assistance covers children and their parent(s) or caretaker and has a lower income limit than Healthy Start. Healthy Families Fact Sheet. Managed Care Fact Sheet:

Application Requirements


The Medicaid Consumer Hotline:
1-800-324-8680 (TDD 1-800-2923572)

Medicaid Inquiries:


Information Fact Sheets and Info Cards:

Ohio Benefits Fact Sheet

Home Choice Fact Sheet

Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities: Info Card. Fact Sheet.

Medicare Premium Assistance Program: Info Card. Fact Sheet.

Healthchek: Info Card. Fact Sheet.

Lead Poising & Prevention: Info Card. Fact Sheet.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Project: Info Card. Fact Sheet.

For income guidelines: Healthy Start and Healthy Families


Click below to view the required information documents for Medicaid Applicants and Recipients.