Medicaid Programs

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How can Montgomery County residents apply for Medicaid?

Online: Save time. Apply for benefits on your phone, at home, in the Job Center Resource Room or at your local library. Visit www.ssp.benefits.ohio.gov to set up your account.

  • Check Application Status
  • Report a Change
  • Send Verifications
  • Renew Benefits
  • Receive Text Messaging

If you are not computer literate, workers in the Resource Room (located behind the Forms Room at The Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin Moses Blvd.) can help you.

By Phone: Call 1-844-640-6446 to access County Shared Services.

In Person or by Fax:
 You can also turn in a paper application at The Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Find an application by clicking here. Apply at The Job Center, Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton, or Medicaid participating hospitals. Fax applications to (937) 496-6654.

Eligible Montgomery County residents can get access to health care and treatment through an array of Medicaid programs, including:

Healthy Start Healthy Families – The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers free or low-cost coverage for Ohio children up to age 19. Families may qualify for coverage for their children if the family income is too high to qualify for Medicaid, but not high enough to purchase private health insurance. Pregnant women and legal guardians may also qualify. Learn more here.

Healthcheck – The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment program for children under age 21 who are covered by Medicaid or CHIP. Provides access to preventative medical services to ensure healthy development. Medical, dental, vision and hearing screenings for eligible children up to age 21. Click here for program details.

Medicaid Expansion – Income eligible Montgomery County residents between 19 and 64 that do not have Medicare may qualify for Medicaid coverage. Adults living at up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level may qualify. 

Click here to see a table that shows what 133% of the Federal Poverty Level looks like (monthly income) for Expansion Medicaid applicants.

Pregnancy-Related Services – Pregnant women may be eligible for free health coverage under this program. It was established to help with prenatal and postpartum health services for better birth outcomes and healthier babies. Click here to learn more.

Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB) – Offers help with Medicare cost sharing (excluding premiums) for eligible elderly and disabled individuals.

Specialized Recovery Services – Covers eligible Montgomery County residents with a serious and persistent mental illness or a diagnosed chronic condition. Includes recovery management, individualized placement and support and peer support. Learn more about SRS eligibility guidelines by clicking here.

How do I know the next steps?

A “notice of action” will be generated when an application has been successfully processed. This notice will arrive by mail or by email, letting the applicant know which caseworker has been assigned to them and when they can expect further action. If the applicant does not provide enough information, the caseworker will provide them with a “to do” list of needed verifications.

If I'm already receiving Medicaid, should I reapply?

No. You should follow the re-application timing you received when you were granted benefits. It is important to know that there are no new benefits associated with Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Those who do not qualify for Medicaid will be directed to the The Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov. There they can consider other health plan options so they can comply with ACA and avoid an income tax penalty.

Important Family Assistance Numbers

Call Center: (937) 225-4148

Change Report Unit: (937) 496-7717

Non-Emergency Transportation: (937) 225-5419

Report Fraud: (937) 225-6035