Mississippi Medicaid Application Information

Mississippi Medicaid is a program that provides free medical services to its eligible members while low-income households may need to make small co-payments for medical services which they get from accredited physicians, nursing homes, hospitals and pharmacies.

The program is sponsored and administered by the Iowa department of health, which accepts applications on a continuous basis? HAWK-I is useful for families which have income that is too high to qualify for MEDICAID but also too low to afford private health care coverage.

You can access different types of medical services once your Mississippi Medicaid is approved. These services are:

  • Routine and annual medical examinations
  • Eyeglasses for children and adults
  • Hospital confinement
  • Outpatient services
  • Psychiatric care and services
  • Nursing homes for the elderly, mental retarded or psychiatric facility
  • Transportation to and from medical consultations
  • Family planning services

To see the complete list of medical services provided by Medicaid, click this link:
www.medicaid.ms.gov/medicaid-coverage/covered-services/

As an eligible member, you are not required to make co-payments and you have the right to fair hearings or complain about any maltreatment or abuse. Contact the Division of Medicaid (DOM) at 601-359-6050 or 601-359-6133 for the local office.

However, you must report to Medicaid of any existing insurance plan or monetary support that you get from other agencies.

Eligibility Requirements

Medicaid provides quality, no to low cost medical services to households which have incomes below the poverty level. You can apply for Medicaid if you are:

  • 19 years old and below who do not have any kind of insurance
  • Pregnant women
  • Legal alien
  • Low income parents/guardians with children under 18
  • Over 65 years old, legally blind or disabled
  • Working person with disability with child dependents not more than 18 years old

To check if you are eligible for Medicaid, consult the Eligibility Guidelines which can be found here:
www.medicaid.ms.gov/medicaid-coverage/who-qualifies-for-coverage/

Medicaid Application Instructions

There are several ways to apply for Medicaid:

Download/Paper Application

This is the best way to apply for Medicaid since a personal interview is required for the representative to assess your chances of eligibility.

Complete all the required fields and mail to the local authorized agency. To find the authorized agency nearest you, click this link:
www.medicaid.ms.gov/about/office-locations/interactive-map/

Apply by Phone/In-Person

Please call the Division of Medicaid toll free number at 1 (800) 421 - 2408 and ask for the nearest State Office contact. You may also call the local phone number at (601) 359-6050.

NOTE: In determining your eligibility status, the interviewer may look for any of the following documents**:

  • Identity: US passport, birth certificate, SSS numbers of each member of the family
  • Family Income: salary stubs, payroll record, proof of SSS or Veteran's Administration benefits, bank books, real estate information and health plans

**The entire application process will be faster if you have these documents with you.