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How to Apply for Medicaid

Step 1: Complete an application form
The first step is to complete an application form. You can fill out the application form online.

Or you can get an application by:

  • Calling (305) 377-5068 and asking to have an application mailed to you.
  • Picking up an application form from the nearest Department of Children and Families (DCF) office. You can get help completing the application from a DCF office, by calling (305) 377-5068 or by calling the Miami HELPLine at (305) 358-4357 to locate a social service agency near you.

If you receive an application in the mail or pick one up,

you then need to mail or fax the application to your

nearest DCF Office

. Call (305) 377-5068 to get the location, phone number, and fax number of the office nearest you.

 

Step 2: Go for an interview with DCF
Once they have received your application, someone from the DCF office will call you to set up an appointment for an interview, where they will ask you questions to determine if you qualify for Medicaid. You should bring as many of these things to your interview as you can.

  • Birth Certificates for all family members applying for coverage
  • Social Security cards
  • Pay Stubs
  • Proof of unearned income (e.g. child support, alimony, unemployment, Social Security)
  • Medical bills
  • Day care receipts
  • Bank statements
  • Car titles

Afterwards, the person who interviewed you will let you know if you qualify for Medicaid (as well as other services like Food Stamps or Temporary Cash Assistance).

(Note: If you're pregnant or disabled and unable to get to a DCF office, you may be able to do the interview over the phone or skip it altogether.)

For more information about Medicaid, check out the Florida Medicaid website, download the Medicaid Summary of Services, or call (305) 377-5068.

Who qualifies for Medicaid

Medicaid benefits


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