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.
For Medicaid and medical insurance assistance, contact Stark County Job & Family Services to get started. You can determine your eligibility and apply directly over the phone.
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.
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:
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.
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.