> North Carolina Medicaid Program
Medicaid is a health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people paid with Federal, state, and county dollars. It covers more than 1 million people in our state, including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive Federally assisted income maintenance payments. North Carolina Medicaid includes Baby Love for prenatal and infant health care, Health Check for children up to age 21, Carolina ACCESS for managed care, and community alternatives to provide home and community care as a cost-effective alternative to institutionalization. Covered individuals are elderly or disabled individuals, children and their parents, persons needing long-term care and some Medicare recipients.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of North Carolina, a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, be responsible for children under 19 years of age, or be 65 years of age or older.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
Hearing impaired callers can dial (TTY):
Medicaid home page:
Apply at your local department of social services:
NC CARE-LINE Information and Referral Service (in NC only):
In the Raleigh area or outside of North Carolina, call:
Application directions are available at:
An eligibility summary is available at: