WHAT IS MEDICAID FOR THE AGED, BLIND AND DISABLED?
Brochure: Medical Assistance for Blind, Disabled
Medicaid is a program for Medical Assistance in North Carolina that pays medical bills for eligible low-income people who cannot afford the cost of medical care. Medicaid’s rules and regulations are a combination of Federal and State laws. The North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) administers the program. The program costs are paid by federal and state taxes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How do I find a doctor who accepts Medicaid?
Click here for a list of family physicians & pediatricians who accept Medicaid
Click here for a list of dentists and physician specialists who accept Medicaid
2. How is Medicaid
different from Medicare?
Medicare is a Federal health insurance program for retirees and certain disabled individuals. Administered by the federal government through the Social Security Administration, it is available without regard to the individual's assets or income level. Medicare benefits may be used Nationwide, regardless of the beneficiary’s state of residency.
Medicare Link (http://www.Medicare.gov)
Medicaid is a “means-based” medical assistance program, and applicants must meet income and resource criteria. Administered by the state, it is based on both federal and state regulations---each state’s Medicaid programs differ to some degree and Medicaid cannot transfer from state to state. The individual must meet income and asset limits, and be aged, blind, or disabled.
3. How do I apply?
Our office is located behind Catawba Valley Medical Center, at 3030 11th Ave. Dr. SE.
Office phone number is (828) 695-5692. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Mail-in applications are available at our agency and online at
Please bring the individual's Social Security number, life insurance policies, recent
bank statements, medical bills, proof of residency, and birth certificate. For more detailed info, click here.
For more information about how to apply go to http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/apply.htm