Medicaid & Health Choice
Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid may help in paying for medical expenses such as doctor bills, hospital bills, prescriptions, vision care, dental care, mental health care, nursing home care, Personal Care Services, medical equipment, in-home care under the Community Alternatives Program (CAP), Medicare premiums and most medically necessary services for children under age 21.
North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children provides medical assistance for uninsured children when the family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. If your family makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums, your child(ren) may qualify for NCHC.
State and County Special Assistance provides a cash supplement to low income individuals to help pay for room and board in residential facilities (Adult care homes, Family care homes and group homes).