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      General Information

      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