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Medical Assistance


Medicaid (medical assistance) provides health care coverage to families who may not otherwise have access to health care. The program is designed to safeguard the health and well-being of Wayne County residents, particularly children, pregnant women, elderly, individuals with disabilities, and those looking for Long-Term Care and/or In-Home Waiver Care.

Medicaid programs include Healthy Start; Healthy Families; Healthchek; Pregnancy-related services; and Aged, Blind and Disabled among others. Individuals who receive Medicare, but whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid, may be eligible for the Medicare Premium Assistance Program.


Do I Qualify?

Wayne County Job and Family Services administers several different types of Medicaid, but there are many factors that can come into play when determining eligibility. 

Wayne County Job and Family Services oversees Medicaid programs that provide health care coverage to:

• Income-eligible parents and their children up to age 21
• Preventive and treatment services up to age 21
• Pregnant women
• Older adults, ages 60 and older
• Income-eligible people with disabilities
• Children in foster care
• Children who have aged out of foster care up to age 21
• Adults ranging in ages 19-64, depending upon eligibility factors

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