Medicaid / Medical Assistance

Overview

Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities. 

Applicants can apply in person, by mail, by telephone, or through the online application system, NC ePASS. Further information about online applications can be found on the NC Medicaid Division of Health Benefits page.

Equal Opportunity

Interpreter services available at no cost. Haywood County Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

  1. Families & Children
  2. Adult Medicaid
  3. Medicaid Transportation
  4. Special Assistance
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCM): Medical coverage for women ages 18 to 64 who are enrolled in the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer screening program (BCCP). The women that qualify for this program cannot have insurance coverage through private insurance, Medicare or other Medicaid programs
  • Call 828-452-6620, option 3 for more information about Medicaid for Families and Children
  • Family Planning Program (MAF-D):Covers family planning services only; must be ineligible for all other Medicaid programs
  • Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Medicaid (HSF and IAS): Medical assistance for foster children and special needs adopted children
  • Medicaid for Families with Dependent Children (MAF): Medical coverage for parents or caretaker relatives with children under age 18 in their household or for children ages 19 through age 20
  • Medicaid for Infants and Children (MIC): Medical coverage for children under the age of 19 whose parents’ income is below certain income limits
  • Medicaid for Pregnant Women (MPW): Medical coverage for pregnant women
  • North Carolina Health Choice: Children under age 19 may qualify for free or low cost health insurance if they are uninsured and if the family income is higher than the Medicaid limits, the coverage is similar to that of Medicaid