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What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a program that was created by the federal government, and administered by the state, to pay for health care for low-income individuals. People qualify for Medicaid by meeting federal financial standards and other eligibility category-specific requirements.

Where do I apply for Medicaid?

Who do I call if I have a question about my Medicaid eligibility?

Contact the Division of Public Assistance at 800-478-7778 or

What does Medicaid cover?

The PDFAlaska Medicaid Recipient Handbook provides information about Medicaid coverage and how to use your Medicaid

Who do I call if I have a question about my Medicaid coverage?

If you cannot find the answer to your question in the PDFAlaska Medicaid Recipient Handbook, contact the Medicaid Recipient Helpline at 800-780-9972.

What if I do not qualify for Medicaid?

If you apply for Medicaid at, you will be evaluated for other insurance coverage if you do not meet the eligibility requirements for Medicaid.

Other resources that may be of help to you are found at Help and Resources Beyond Medicaid.