Nevada Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment

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  • Nevada Medicaid provides medical care to low- and zero-income people who can’t afford health care insurance. Learn how you can qualify for Nevada Medicaid.

Nevada Medicaid is a jointly funded government health insurance program that provides medical care to people who can’t afford the coverage. The program is available to low-income families in Nevada who meet certain eligibility requirements recognized by federal and state law. Medicaid does not reimburse participants but sends funds directly to your health care provider. Nevada Medicaid delivers health care coverage for an estimated 857,000 adults and children in the state who need medically necessary treatment but don’t have the resources to pay.

Who Is Eligible for Medicaid in Nevada?

Nevada residents are eligible for Medicaid if they meet all the income and asset limits set by the government. Households with annual incomes of up to 138% of the federal poverty level may qualify for Medicaid. To be eligible, participants must be a U.S. citizen, state resident, or legal alien in need of medically necessary treatment or health care insurance and have incomes that meet standard guidelines. This is $16,971 per year for one person, $22,930 for two people per year and $34,846 per year for a family of four. 

Nevada Medicaid works closely with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Department to process and approve applications for low- and zero-income people, families and children, including: 

  • People 18 years of age and under or 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Blind, have a disability or live with a family member who has a disability
  • Parent and caretakers with children under the age of 18
  • Under age 21 and in foster care

Children in Nevada are eligible for Medicaid or Nevada Check Up, the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The state’s CHIP is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. Depending on your household income, children up to 18 years of age may qualify for Nevada Check Up coverage. Applicants are required to pay quarterly premiums based on family size and income but are not responsible for co-payments and deductibles. Families must earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level, or $52,200 for a family of four. 

How Do I Enroll in Medicaid in Nevada?

Eligible residents can apply for Nevada Medicaid by visiting the state’s Division of Welfare and Supportive Services website

Contact Information for Nevada Medicaid

Department of Health and Human Services Division of Welfare and Supportive Services

Main administration office: 

1100 East William Street, Suite 101
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 684-3676

Nevada Check Up for Children

P.O. Box 847346
Los Angeles, CA 90084-7346
Website: Nevada Check Up for Children