How to Apply for Coverage


Step 1

There are lots of ways you can apply. First, research your options. Which Ohio Medicaid program would you like? Then start the application process. You can apply online, in person, by mail, or on the phone.

Step 2

Read the application carefully. Attach copies of your proof of income, resources (such as cash, savings, checking, real property, stocks, bonds, etc.), proof of citizenship or alien status, pregnancy if applicable, and other insurance you may have.

If you are applying because you are age 65 or older or disabled, you will need to provide proof of your age or disability.

Step 3

Sign and date the application and send the application and any additional materials to your local county Job and Family Services office. You may mail, fax or drop off the application. You may also have an authorized representative apply on your behalf.

An authorized representative is an individual, age 18 or older, who stands in your place. You must provide a written statement naming the authorized representative and the duties the authorized representative may perform on your behalf. All notices and correspondence issued by Medicaid must be issued to both you and the authorized representative.

Step 4

Along with your application, you have an opportunity to register to vote or change your address. Please complete the Voter Registration Form and submit it with your application. We will submit your form to the local Board of Elections. If you need assistance completing this form, please ask for help at your local county Job and Family Services office. Completing the voter registration form is optional and is not required to apply for any public assistance program.

From here, you can complete an application for coverage online or read about what to expect after you apply

Go to the online application to apply for coverage

What happens next?

Have questions: Consumer Hotline

County Directory