Medical Programs - Apply
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services offers medical assistance through a number of programs for
individuals and families. Some of this coverage is free to you, and some requires a fee. The services provided
may include doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care, eye exams/glasses, etc.
The Medicaid Program is a state-administered, federal grant-in-aid program. Its purpose is to help individuals
and families with low income obtain health coverage. The program objective is to provide a broad range of medical and
related services to assist individuals to attain or retain an optimal level of health care.
There are several Medicaid related programs for which DWSS determines eligibility. These programs include
coverage for low income individuals, families, children, specialized households, Nevada Check Up and Medical Assistance
to Aged, Blind and Disabled (MAABD).
You can also shop for a Qualified Health Plan and select the program that best fits your needs and your income. You
may qualify for financial assistance from the federal government for your health plan purchase.
If you need to make a change to your current 2014 Qualified Health Plan, please to go to nevadahealthlink.com
to make those changes.
How To Apply for Medical Programs:
- To assist you with determining which site is the most beneficial for you to apply for assistance, Access Nevada
has a new Pre-Screening tool to help. This tool gathers basic information and gives you a recommendation on which site
is the most appropriate location for you to submit your medical assistance application. To access this tool, select
the ‘Do I Qualify for Medical Assistance?’ button in Access Nevada.
- You may also complete the paper Application for Health Insurance, available under the Applications and Forms
menu at dwss.nv.gov and mail it to the address listed on the form.
- If you are interested in applying for a Qualified Health Plan, please go to healthcare.gov to apply. You
will be directed to an account creation screen, select Nevada from the state dropdown menu, and then begin the
application process for a Qualified Health Plan.