Medical Card

Ohio Medicaid is a health care program for Ohio residents with limited income. Once eligibility has been determined recipients will receive a medical card. The medical card is important because it is proof that you can get health care services; it lists the people in your family who have Medicaid and it has important billing information in it. Medical cards are issued in two ways. A fee-for-service card is issued each month or a managed care plan card that is issued one-time. Your health care provider will need to see your card to confirm that you are a current Medicaid recipient. The medical card covers a wide array of medical benefits such as prescriptions, doctor visits, hospital care, surgery, x-rays, physical therapy, prenatal care, ambulance, substance abuse services, dental and vision, long term health care, and home and community services. 

To apply for Medicaid please call 1-844-640-6446 or visit to apply on-line or download the JFS7200 Application for Benefits form to print an application to complete and return to our office at CCDJFS, 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 2, Lisbon, OH 44432.

Covered Families and Children is a federally funded initiative that includes Healthy Start and Healthy Families Medicaid. These programs provide services to children younger than 19, pregnant women, and families, including parents and children. The family size and income will determine if the family is eligible for Healthy Start for their kids or Healthy Families for the entire family. To apply for these please call 1-844-640-6446 or visit to apply on-line or download the JFS7216 Healthy Start Application form to print an application to complete and return to our office at CCDJFS, 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 2, Lisbon, OH 44432.

For children up to age 19 and pregnant women the income eligibility guideline is 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Individuals who are age 65, blind or disabled may be eligible for A, B, D Medicaid. There are resource and income requirements that must be met in order to qualify. The resource limit for a single individual is $2,000 and for a couple is $3,000. Examples of resources include bank accounts, life insurance policies, trusts, CDs, etc. Income is compared to a need standard for an individual or couple depending on the circumstances. The individual standard is $914 and the couple standard is $1,371. 

Medicaid Buy-in for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD) is a program that provides health coverage to working individuals with disabilities. To qualify you must:

  • Be 16-64 years old
  • Be disabled as per Social Security Administration or as determined by Ohio Medicaid
  • Be employed in paid work
  • Pay a premium (if applicable)
  • Meet certain basic requirements and financial criteria

If you are a Medicaid recipient you can contact the Customer Service unit at 1-844-640-6446 to learn more about the program.

The Medicare Premium Assistance Program is available to help people eligible for Medicare and who have limited income and assets to get help paying the cost of one or more of the following: 

  • Medicare premium(s)
  • Medicare deductibles
  • Medicare coinsurance

Different levels of assistance are available depending on income. For more information about the Medicare Premium Assistance Program download the JFS 08058 Medicare Premium Assist Program form from the forms bin above. To apply online go to or download the JFS 7103 Medicare Premium Assistance Application. After you complete the application please mail or fax it to our office for processing. An interview is not required for this program.  

The state has two programs that are part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP). These programs work together to provide screening services and health care coverage to eligible women. Women who are diagnosed with cancerous or precancerous conditions through the BCCP may be eligible to have their treatment and other healthcare needs covered by Medicaid. To learn more about enrolling contact the Ohio Department of Health Regional Office in Steubenville at 1-800-921-5151. You can download an application by clicking on the JFS07161 OH Breast & Cervical Cancer Medicaid Application in the forms bin at the top of the page. You can return the completed application to your BCCP case manager at the regional office or bring in to our office and we will fax the application to your BCCP case manager for you.