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Program Description

Medicaid provides payment for health care services on behalf of eligible low-income persons and individuals with limited income and high medical expenses. Payments are made directly to the health care providers. In some cases, persons may qualify for payment of medical services that were provided up to three months before the month in which a Medicaid application was completed.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania, a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. If very low income, you must also be pregnant, have a child(ren) with a disability, or be responsible for children under the age of 19 years.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

For questions concerning the Pennsylvania Medicaid program, contact the Welfare Helpline at: 1-800-692-7462

TDD number for individuals with hearing impairments 1-800-451-5886

To apply for Medicaid, contact the County Assistance Office in the county where you live.

Union County Assistance Office, 1610 Industrial Blvd # 300 Lewisburg, PA 17837

(570) 524-2201. You should apply even if you are not sure that you are eligible.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the DPW website.

You may also apply online here.

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