Medicaid is a program administered by the local Social Services Department and regulated by the Department of Medical Assistance Services. There are multiple groups of individuals who may be eligible for Medicaid services. They must meet certain income and resource guidelines. These groups include the:

  • Aged
  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Families With Children
  • Foster Care and Adoption Subsidy Children
  • Pregnant Women


To apply for Virginia Medicaid, contact the Department of Social Services in the city or county where you reside. A face-to-face interview is not required. A Medicaid application must be filed and it must be signed by the applicant unless it is completed and signed by the applicant's legal guardian or authorized representative. Applicants applying for Medicaid are asked to provide the following:

  • Social Security numbers
  • Confirm they are a Virginia resident
  • Confirm U.S citizenship or provide documentation of alien status
  • Verify income and resources
  • Submit bills for medical services in the past three months

An eligibility decision will be made on the applicant's Medicaid application within 45 days or 90 days if a disability determination is needed. The local Department of Social Services will send the applicant a written notice that their application has either been approved or denied. If the applicant disagrees with the decision made by the local Department of Social Services, they may file an appeal.

To apply for services please call 855-242-8282 or visit the CommonHelp website.