Medicaid provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependant children, pregnant women, and people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other healthcare needs, depending on what program a person is eligible for.
To be eligible for New Jersey Medicaid, a person must:
Within New Jersey Medicaid there are also a number of special programs designed to meet the specific medical needs of certain groups of people who would not otherwise qualify for the program. These include:
For questions about New Jersey Medicaid, call 1-800-356-1561 or
Atlantic City Office (609) 348-3001
For questions about NJ FamilyCare call 1-800-701-0710
You can also get information by visiting NJHelps.org, where you can self-screen for eligibility for NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, as well as for many other social service programs.
Step 1: Sign up for Medicare
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