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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. Once you submit your complete application, it will take up to 90 days to determine if you are eligible; however, many applications are reviewed in less time.  You can check on the status of your application online by clicking on your county of residence or by calling 1-800-403-0864.  You will need to have your case number to check the status of your application.

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.

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), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), 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;
  • Payments for adult or child health coverage and medical benefits you or your family currently has.

APPLY ONLINE

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

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 By Phone

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

Check the status of an application

You can check on the status of your application online by clicking on your county of residence or by calling 1-800-403-0864.  You will need to have your case number to check the status of your application.

Please remember that your application must be completed and all required documentation submitted before DFR can begin processing your application.

Pursuant to HIPAA and other applicable federal regulations, DFR is committed to respecting the privacy of each client.  For that reason, DFR will not share or disclose information about your case without a signed release.  You may download the DFR  Authorization for Disclosure of Personal and Health Information online.