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      Medical Programs:

      The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services offers Medicaid 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's 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 the 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 by visiting You may qualify for financial assistance from the federal government to help with your health plan purchase.

      How To Apply for Medical Programs:

      To assist you with determining which website is the most beneficial for you to apply for assistance, Access Nevada has a Pre-Screening tool to help. This tool gathers basic information and gives you a recommendation on which website 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 and mail the completed application to the address listed on the form.

      If you are interested in applying for a Qualified Health Plan, please go to for more information and to find answers to your questions.