Nevada Medicaid: A Look at Services Provided by the Nevada Medicaid Program

The state of Nevada, like all U.S. states, has its own Medicaid program. Medicaid is a federal program which varies from state to state as far as eligibility requirements and program details. Nevada Medicaid is administered by the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy. If you want to apply for Medicaid, you must first contact your local Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Office.

In addition to traditional Nevada Medicaid, there is also the Nevada Check Up program which can also be applied for at the same office. Both Nevada Medicaid and Nevada Check Up reimburse health care providers for their services which allows you to get the care you need at a price you can easily afford.

Nevada Medicaid is for groups such as children from low-income families, pregnant women, senior citizens, blind and/or disabled individuals, and individual with conditions which require long term inpatient or home health care.

There are financial eligibility requirements which you must meet in order to qualify for Medicaid. When you submit your application for Medicaid your case worker will explain these requirements and provide you with a list of verifications and documentation you will need to provide in order for your application to be considered. This may include things like your picture ID, birth certificate, check stubs, bank statements and proof of any assets you own.

Nevada Checkup is a program for children under the age of 18 whose families meet eligibility requirements. It is similar to Medicaid but has different requirements. Both Nevada Medicaid and Nevada Checkup cover a wide array of services including ambulance transport, dental care, birth control, inpatient and outpatient care, family planning, diagnostic and preventative services, medical supplies and equipment, prescription drugs, mental health services and more.

When you submit your Nevada Medicaid application, you will be assigned a case worker who can help you with the application process, tell you what verifications you need, answer any questions you may have, and help you obtain further public assistance if you are in need. There are plenty of programs in the state of Nevada which can help you get back on your feet and pay for necessities like housing and food if you cannot.

6 Responses to Nevada Medicaid: A Look at Services Provided by the Nevada Medicaid Program

  • patricia Pryor says:

    I need more information regarding where you can apply for Medicaid, address, telephone numbers, eligiblity. All information pertaining to how this can be done and so forth


  • Glenn Knopf says:

    Why is it made so difficult to wade through every site to find out about medicaid eligibility.
    All I want to know is, can a man under 65 who is not on SSI obtain Medicaid as long as all the other qualifications are met.
    And any thing else you care to enlighten me on, as long as its in English.

  • Pat Braaksma says:

    My sister lives in the state of Nevada. She is dying of leukemia. She makes about 1,100. per month in social security and is in need of nursing home care. Please advise me as to how I get her enrolled into Medicaid.

  • Mary Chavez says:

    I have applied for medicaid benefits and initially was approved due to the fact that I am permanantly disabled. It covered me back thru Nov of 2009. Now I am rejected because the worker states I am over income. I have never been denied medical or medicaid benefits before because I am disabled. I amd having difficulty with this Mrs,. Ebert in the Nellis office in Nevada. Please help me. I cannot afford to pay for procedures or office visits on the income I receive from medicare. I don’t know where else to turn. I lived in Nevada 4 years ago and at that time was receiving only $100 less a month than now and was on medicaid. I have the card to prove it. Please email me back with some kind of help. Thank you so much, Mary

  • jerry mcwhorter says:

    I would like to findout if there is any way that i can get help with my $125 deduced from my SSI check to pay for my Humana my address is 3909 cool medoow dr LasVagas NV 89129 PHONE# 6123961569 . Could someone PLEASE give me a call or write me.

  • Arthur Rugg says:

    I am on Nevada Medicaid/Nevada Check Up and recieve a monthly check of $449.34, which pays for my rent and food. I am disabled but mobile with asthma. I have 2 breathing machines and take various medications. I am being evicted and need a place to live. I have no one in this state. I currently live with my brother in law but he wants me out. I have a small dog that I will not part with so I am hoping I can find a pet freindly apartment. I cannot find housing that accepts 30% of your income for people in my situation. Is there anyone who can refer me to someone who can help me find decent , safe, housing that is pet friendly? I have until October 6th. Please help me. Email me at

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