Provides health coverage to low-income people and is one of the largest payers for health care in the United States.
NC Medicaid supports the health and wellbeing of more than 2.3 million North Carolinians, nearly one in four people across our state. At its core, the NC Medicaid program provides critical health insurance coverage for individuals and families with low income but also goes much further in improving the lives of North Carolinians of all ages. That includes supporting medically fragile children, people with severe mental illness, as well as those in adult care homes and nursing homes.
Ways to Apply
Applications can be submitted one of several ways:
Apply online with North Carolina ePASS
Apply and submit documents through All Access Point
Mail the completed application to 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Drop off a completed application or apply in person at one of our three locations:
Call 704-336-3000 to complete a telephone application.
Mecklenburg County administers Medicaid for adults age 65 and over. If eligible, full coverage will pay for most medical needs. Medicaid is a medical assistance program that pays medical bills for people who meet certain eligibility requirements (such as income, age, or disability) which are based on federal regulations and state law.
Programs for Adults
For adults aged 65 and over. If eligible, full coverage will pay for most medical needs.
For legally blind individuals. If eligible, full coverage will pay for most medical needs.
For those legally declared disabled. If eligible, full coverage will pay for most medical needs.
For individuals who receive Medicare. This partial coverage is also known as Medicare-Aid.
Provides medical coverage to clients in rest homes or adult care homes.
Helps pay for care in a facility which primarily provides inpatient medical care.
Pays for in home nursing care to those persons wanting to remain in the home instead of going to a nursing facility. Contact the Mecklenburg County Health Department at 704-336-4700.
Family and Children's Medicaid
Family and Children's Medicaid helps with medical bills such as doctor fees, prescription drugs, and hospital charges. The following may be eligible, depending on the amount of monthly income and resources available to the individual / family, and the amount of medical expenses incurred:
Children through age 20 who live alone, with one or both parents, or with other adults.
Parents caring for children under age 19.
Adults ages 19 - 64. See Medicaid expansion info.
Pregnant women, with or without other children.
Programs for Families and Children
Helps with medical bills such as doctor fees, prescription drugs and hospital charges.
Coverage is limited to services or treatment for conditions that affect the pregnancy. If a pregnant woman is covered by Medicaid, her newborn child is automatically eligible for Medicaid up to age one.
Medicaid's maternity and child services program, provides formal case management services to eligible women during and after pregnancy and intervention as early in pregnancy as possible to promote healthy pregnancy and positive birth outcomes.
Extends eligibility for family planning services to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve the well-being of children and families.