Get Covered by Medicaid

Apply for Medicaid online at michigan.gov/mibridges or call to make an appointment.  

To qualify for Medicaid, your household size and income must meet the eligibility requirements for different Medicaid programs.  Adults, children, infants and pregnant women may qualify for different medicaid programs.  

Individuals in the same family may qualify for different programs. Check each chart below.  If anyone in your family qualifies for Medicaid, the application should include all members of the family.  If income is over for an adult, the adult may qualify for tax credits and cost sharing on the Marketplace. If income is over for a child, check MIChild income eligibility requirements below.  

  *Federal Poverty Level Guidelines -  more info .

*Federal Poverty Level Guidelines - more info.

Healthy Kids covers children ages 1 to 18. Children have full medical and dental coverage. 

18 year olds are covered up to their 19th birthday.  

 

 

 

  *Federal Poverty Level Guidelines -  more info .

*Federal Poverty Level Guidelines - more info.

MIChild is a state-run insurance program that covers all children in one family for $10 per month.   It is not uncommon for parents to be on the Marketplace and children to have MIChild.  

MIChild is now a Medicaid program. The plan includes medical,  dental, vision and mental health coverage.  

To apply for MIChild, use the MiBridges application.  

MIChild had some changes effective January 1, 2016. Read about them here.

More information about MIChild.  

 
  *Federal Poverty Level Guidelines -  more info .

*Federal Poverty Level Guidelines - more info.

Healthy Michigan Plan covers adults ages 19 to 64.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, mental health and hospitalization.  Adults may have to pay into a MI Health account.  Read more about the MI Health Account

Depending on your immigration status, you may qualify for Emergency Services Only. 

 
  *Federal Poverty Level Guidelines -  more info .

*Federal Poverty Level Guidelines - more info.

Infants age 0 to 1 qualify for medical and dental coverage through Medicaid.  Pregnant women qualify for pregnancy Medicaid regardless of their immigration status.

If a woman is pregnant, the household size is calculated as +1. A family of 3 that includes a pregnant woman, is calculated as a family of 4.

Infants born to mothers who were covered by Medicaid during pregnancy are automatically covered by Medicaid up to their 1st birthday.  If a child no longer qualifies for Healthy Kids Medicaid after the first birthday, check eligibility for MIChild

 
  *Federal Poverty Level Guidelines -  more info .

*Federal Poverty Level Guidelines - more info.

Starting March 1, 2016, there is a new Medicaid group for pregnant women, babies born to women who were pregnant and those under age 21 called the Flint Water Group Medicaid.  In order to be eligible you must meet income eligibility guidelines and have been impacted the Flint Water System.  This includes anyone who lived, worked, attended school or received childcare services at an address served by the Flint water system.  

Read more about Flint Water Group Medicaid