Medical Programs - General Information

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      Family Medical Coverage

      • Medicaid coverage to low-income adults and children with income up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level.
      • Medical coverage (Nevada Check Up) to children, under the age of 19, with income up to 205% of the Federal Poverty Level. 


      • Emergency medical assistance on a month-by-month basis for illegal non-citizens or other non-citizens not covered in other eligible categories. These applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements except for citizenship.
      • A pregnant woman eligible for Medicaid in any month of her pregnancy remains eligible for postpartum coverage.
      • Newborn children remain eligible for Medicaid for one year, if their mother was eligible for Medicaid at the time of their birth. The newborn child must continue to reside with the mother in Nevada. 
      • Medicaid coverage is available up to three (3) months prior to the application month if an eligible household member received medical services during this time. Eligibility is determined on a month-by-month basis.
      • Medicaid may continue for up to twelve months for parents or other caretaker relatives who were eligible and enrolled in Family Medical Coverage in at least 3 out of 6 months immediately preceding the month eligibility is lost due to the increased income from employment.
      • Medicaid coverage for individuals, under age 26, who were in foster care in Nevada at the age of 18 and enrolled in Medicaid while in foster care.
      • Medical assistance to women who are under age 65, are uninsured or underinsured, not eligible under any other Medicaid eligibility group, have been screened for breast and cervical cancer by the CDC, and are found to need treatment for either breast or cervical cancer.
      • Certain child welfare cases involving children for whom a public agency is assuming full or partial financial responsibility.