Virginia offers several low and no cost health insurance programs for eligible children, pregnant women and adults. To find out more about each program, follow the links below.
There are two health insurance programs available for qualifying children in Virginia. Both programs offer comprehensive benefits with no enrollment costs and no monthly premiums.
Virginia offers two health insurance programs for qualifying pregnant women. Both programs provide full coverage benefits while a woman is pregnant and for two months following the birth of her baby.
Health insurance programs for qualifying adults in Virginia are provided through Medicaid and Plan First. Both programs have no enrollment costs and no monthly premiums.
As of January 1st, 2014, Medicaid coverage is available to eligible former foster care youth who were receiving Virginia Medicaid and foster care services at the time of their 18th birthday and are currently under age 26. Any young adult who was formerly in foster care in Virginia at the time of their 18th birthday can apply online at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov or by calling the Cover Virginia Call Center at 1-855-242-8282 or they can print the paper application (Spanish version available here) and send by mail or fax to their local Department of Social Services (LDSS) or visit their LDSS in Person. For more information click here.
Find out more information on Covered Services for Former Foster Care Youth.
There’s also another temporary coverage program. Certain hospitals may be able to enroll eligible individuals in short-term Medicaid coverage for up to two months through Hospital Presumptive Eligibility (HPE). This temporary coverage is based on both financial and non-financial eligibility for the following coverage groups:
For more information about Presumptive Eligibility, please refer to covered services for pregnant women and for other individuals or for Plan First. You may also view a list of HPE Approved Hospitals.