Financial & Health Assistance

Medical Assistance

Through Medicaid, family or individual health care coverage is available based on income and other factors.

About Medicaid

Medicaid is a state and federally funded health care coverage plan administered by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income and medically vulnerable people of all ages.

Ohio Medicaid is available to:

  • Disabled persons
  • Children under 19 years old
  • Pregnant women
  • Families with children 19 and under
  • Legally blind persons
  • Elderly individuals age 65 and older

Coverage by Medicaid includes:

  • Hospital care
  • Doctor visits
  • Home health
  • Long-term care
  • Check ups

Depending on each individual’s coverage type, monthly premiums or co-pays may apply.

In order to access Ohio Medicaid benefits, a person must be a citizen of the U.S., have a Social Security number, meet certain financial requirements, and be a resident of Ohio. In addition, Medicaid qualifications do in some cases limit other resources, such as property, stocks, bonds, or other assets. However, a residence, personal belongings and a vehicle are typically not taken into account in the limit on resources when Medicaid determines whether a person qualifies for the program.

Medicaid provides health care coverage to a number of different groups of people who meet the financial requirements. There are two major groups and each major group has several programs. 

Covered Families and Children

Provides family or individual health care coverage  based on income and the presence of a child in the home. 

Community Medicaid

Provides individuals health care coverage based on income and asset limits.  Individuals must be age 65 or older, legally blind or individuals of any age with a disability.  Individuals who are eligible for Medicare can receive help with all or part of their Medicare Part B premiums, co-payments, and/or deductibles. 

Home Care Waiver/Passport in Ohio

Offering elderly citizens an alternative option to hospital or nursing home care covered by Medicaid, the Ohio home care waiver can provide community-based or home care services for individuals with difficult medical conditions or severe disabilities. Individuals need to fill out and submit to Champaign County Department of Job & Family Services a Request for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Form.  After the needed paperwork is complete, your condition will be evaluated in order to determine whether you qualify for the program and the level of care needed.

Long-Term Care/Nursing Home

Offering elderly citizens health care services for Institutional long-term care such as Nursing Homes or an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded.

Medicare Premium Assistance

Individuals who are receiving Medicare could possibly be eligible for the Medicare Premium Assistance program.  This program may pay for some or all of your Medicare expenses, including monthly premiums, deductibles or coinsurance.  This program is known as Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB).  The specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB) will only cover the Medicare Part B premium.