How to Contact Your State Medicaid Department About Medicaid or CHIP

Learn about how to contact your state Medicaid department to see if you and your family qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.

Qualifying For Medicaid Under Medicaid Expansion and Current State Based Rules

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, single adults who make under 138% of the poverty level in states that expanded Medicaid, families with young children, and children in all states may qualify for assistance via Medicaid or CHIP based on income. Other factors are used in states that didn’t expand; see State Medicaid & CHIP Profiles.

TIP: New states are expanding Medicaid each year, so make sure to check out the Current Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions.

Current Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions – as of Jan 1, 2017, source.

How to Contact Medicaid

The best way to find out if you and your family qualify for Medicaid or CHIP is to contact your state Medicaid department.

Below is a list of state Medicaid departments from Medicaid.gov. See this link for the information for the federal and regional headquarters as well.

You can also contact HealthCare.Gov during open enrollment to enroll in Medicaid or CHIP. Enrollment is 365 days a year, so there is never a wrong time to see if you qualify for assistance (especially with new states expanding Medicaid every year).

Contact Your State With Questions

State State Contacts
Alabama http://www.medicaid.alabama.gov/content/10.0_Contact/10.1_Medicaid_Contacts.aspx
Alaska http://dhss.alaska.gov/Commissioner/Pages/Contacts/default.aspx
Arizona https://azahcccs.gov/shared/AHCCCScontacts.html
Arkansas https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/General/dmscon.aspx
California http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/pages/contacts.aspx
Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf/contact-hcpf
Connecticut http://www.huskyhealth.com/hh/cwp/view.asp?a=3573&q=422292
Delaware http://www.dmap.state.de.us/information/contacts.html
District of Columbia http://doh.dc.gov/page/doh-service-telephone-directory
Florida http://ahca.myflorida.com/contact/index.shtml
Georgia http://dch.georgia.gov/contact-us
Hawaii http://www.med-quest.us/contactus.html
Idaho http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/tabid/127/Default.aspx
Illinois http://www.illinois.gov/hfs/About/Pages/PhoneDirectory.aspx
Indiana http://www.in.gov/fssa/2404.htm
Iowa http://dhs.iowa.gov/contact-us
Kansas http://www.dcf.ks.gov/DCFContacts/Pages/default.aspx
Kentucky http://www.chfs.ky.gov/contact/
Louisiana https://www.myplan.healthy.la.gov/contact-us
Maine http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/contactus.shtml
Maryland http://dhmh.maryland.gov/dhmh/Frequent%20Requested%20Numbers-Contact%20Us%20100115.pdf
Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/utility/contact-us.html#medicaid
Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339–352302–,00.html
Minnesota http://mn.gov/dhs/general-public/about-dhs/contact-us/index.jsp
Mississippi http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/contact/
Missouri http://dss.mo.gov/contactdss.htm
Montana http://dphhs.mt.gov/contact
Nebraska http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/contact.aspx
Nevada http://dhhs.nv.gov/Contact/DHHS/
New Hampshire http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/contactus/index.htm
New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/staff/info/
New Mexico http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/Contact_Us.aspx
New York http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/contact.htm
North Carolina https://dma.ncdhhs.gov/contact
North Dakota http://www.nd.gov/dhs/about/contact.html
Ohio http://medicaid.ohio.gov/CONTACT.aspx
Oklahoma http://www.okhca.org/about.aspx?id=53
Oregon http://healthcare.oregon.gov/Pages/contact.aspx
Pennsylvania http://www.dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs/helpfultelephonenumbers/contactinformationhelpformaproviders/index.htm#.VjOIW7erSM9
Puerto Rico http://ocs.gobierno.pr/ocspr/index.php/nuestra-oficina/directorio
Rhode Island http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/ContactUs/ContactInformation.aspx
South Carolina https://www.scdhhs.gov/Contact-Info
South Dakota http://dss.sd.gov/staffandprogramdirectory/
Tennessee http://www.tn.gov/tenncare/article/contact-us
Texas http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/about_hhsc/contact/contact.shtml
Utah https://medicaid.utah.gov/contact
USVI http://www.dhs.gov.vi/contact/index.html
Vermont http://dvha.vermont.gov/organizational-information
Virginia http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_atchs/atchs/DMASContacts.pdf
Washington http://www.hca.wa.gov
West Virginia http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/contacts/HN/Pages/default.aspx
Wisconsin https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/contacts.htm
Wyoming https://health.wyo.gov/contact/