Health care support

All residents should have access to safe and effective health care, regardless of age or income. Affordable, quality care is within your reach. Get the medical, dental, prescription or mental health coverage you need for a happy and healthy tomorrow.

What is Medicaid?

According to Stark County Job & Family Services, Medicaid is state and federally funded health care coverage. It provides benefits such as inpatient and outpatient hospital services, prenatal care, vaccines for children and much more.

Medicaid coverage

Typically, there are two major programs for which individuals and families qualify: Aged, Blind & Disabled (ABD) and Covered Families & Children (CF&C). Some services are covered in part by the Medicaid program, but most are provided by the managed care plan chosen at the time of enrollment.  

Medicaid benefits may include: 

  • Emergency and hospital visits 
  • Family planning 
  • Health check services for children, teens and young adults  
  • Long-term care 
  • Medical equipment 
  • Mental health 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Prescriptions 
  • Preventive health 
  • Substance use treatment 
  • Transportation to and from appointments  
  • Vision and dental care 

The above services are subject to limitations, including dollar amounts allotted for provider care, number of visits allowed during the calendar year and other factors. It is recommended that Medicaid recipients work closely with their managed care providers to maintain eligibility and stay up to date on wellness checks. 


Managed care plans

If you’ve been approved for Medicaid, you’ll need to pick a managed care plan to receive your health care. Managed care is like regular private insurance, but the plans are provided by companies contracted with the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

Benefits covered by a managed care plan include inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services, family planning services and supplies, prescription drugs, dental, vision care, and more.

Managed care plans can provide benefits that traditional Medicaid programs don’t offer, such as assisting with care coordination, a 24/7 medical advice hotline, health education materials, extended office hours, and more.

For more information on managed care and to enroll in a plan, contact Ohio Department of Medicaid.

Stark County Job & Family Services

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  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
  • PRC Plan - providing short-term assistance to address an emergent need and help families retain and maintain employment.
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Local health resources

Access Health Stark County

Guiding individuals and families to quality, affordable medical care in Stark County. 
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 437-3715