Pure Michigan: Get Covered by Michigan Medicaid
To qualify for Medicaid, your household size and income must meet the eligibility requirements for different Medicaid programs. This is true everywhere in the country, but the information on this page is only about Michigan Medicaid.
Medicaid is open all year long. If your income drops, you may be eligible for Medicaid even if you were not before.
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.
Very often, children are eligible for Medicaid or MIChild even when the adults in the family are not. If income is over for an adult, the adult may be able to get employer insurance, or may qualify for tax credits and cost sharing on the Marketplace. If the income is over for a child to have Medicaid, check the MIChild income eligibility requirements below.
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.
MIChild is now a Medicaid program. The plan includes medical, dental, vision and mental health coverage.
To apply for MIChild, use the MiBridges application.
More information about MIChild.
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.
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.
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.