What happens to you or a family member when you need medical attention?
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. and therapies, to name a few.
There are several Medicaid related programs for which DWSS determines eligibility. These programs include:
Family Medical Coverage: for low-income individuals, families, children, specialized households, and Nevada Check Up
Medical Assistance to Aged, Blind and Disabled (MAABD): for low-income individuals eligible for Supplemental Security Income from Social Security, residents of Nursing and other long-term care facilities, institutionalized individuals, disabled children, and Home and Community-Based waivers
Medicare Beneficiaries: for individuals eligible for Medicare that may qualify for partial Medicaid coverage of premiums, co-insurance, and deductibles
Who should you call?
Contact your local Welfare Office or
Customer Service Voice Response Unit (VRU)
Toll Free (800) 992-0900
Northern Nevada (775) 684-7200
Southern Nevada (702) 486-1646