Apply for Medicaid

To apply for Medicaid, you will need to fill out and submit a Medicaid application, also known as an Indiana Application for Health Coverage form. Visit "Am I Eligible?" or the eligibility guide to help you determine which application form you will need to fill out and submit.

Once you submit your complete application, it will take about 45-90 days to determine if you are eligible.  If you are a pregnant woman, you may be able to receive medical care while you wait for your application to be processed.  Please refer to Presumptive Eligibility for more info.

Indiana Applications for Health Coverage are processed by the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Division of Family Resources (DFR). You can apply in person, on the Internet, or by phone.

Apply in Person

To apply for Indiana Medicaid in person, you need to locate a DFR office.  To find a DFR office near you, visit Find My Local DFR Office.  On that screen, either enter your ZIP code or click on your county of residence..

Apply Online

To apply online, click Apply for Benefits.  You can also apply through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

Apply By Phone

To apply by phone, you should call 1-800-403-0864.

Information Required to Complete Medicaid Application

For all the people in your household you will need to know:

  • Names and dates of birth;
  • Social Security Numbers;
  • Income from jobs or training;
  • Benefits you get now (or got in the past), such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), veteran's benefits, or child support;
  • Family and tax relationship information;
  • If you are aged, blind, disabled, or receiving Medicare, the amount of money in your checking accounts, savings accounts, or other resources you own; and
  • Payments for adult or child care health coverage and/or medical benefits you currently have.

Go to the Find My Local DFR Office website to get the specific application instructions based on your county of residence.

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

If your income is too high for Medicaid and you would like to see your other health insurance options, you may visit the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.  Depending upon your income and family size, you may qualify for a tax credit that can help you pay for the cost of your health insurance.