Essential health care coverage, such as Medical Assistance or Medicaid, is available to those who otherwise cannot afford it. Michigan has many health care programs available to children, families and adults who meet eligibility requirements. Each program has income limits and some have an asset limit - limits vary with each program.
If you need help with past, unpaid medical expenses, your coverage may begin three months before your application month. Ask your DHS specialist for more details.
Once you have been determined eligible for Medicaid you will receive a mihealth card. Each member of the family receives his or her own card. Most people who receive Medicaid must join a health plan. You will need to show your mihealth card and your health plan card when you receive medical services.
Do not throw this card away. If your mihealth card is lost, stolen or damaged, call 1-800-642-3195.
For more information about the state's Medicaid program, visit the Department of Community Health website.
Additional Health Care Assistance
Special health care programs for children, pregnant women, families and adults are also available. Click the buttons below for details.