Medicaid is healthcare access for low-income people who meet certain qualifications. Some factors include being blind, disabled, having dependents, income, and age. Medicaid is paid by both the state and federal government. Check out the Beehive's Medicaid section for some more general information.
In Missouri, Medicaid is also known as MO Healthnet.
Contact the Family Support Division, which can help you find out if you qualify and apply for Medicaid.
You qualify for Medicaid if you are pregnant and up to 60 days after your pregnancy.
You can also go to Benefits.gov to take a short questionnaire to see if you qualify.
Here are the offices for Jackson County:
|615 East 13th Street
Kansas City MO 64106
Fax: (816) 889-2008
4900 Swope Parkway
Kansas City MO 64130-2806
Income Maintenance Fax: (816) 929-7101
|East Jackson Office
201 East Partridge Street
Independence MO 64055
Income Maintenance Fax: (816) 325-5980
|South Jackson Office
6801-B Longview Road
Kansas City MO 64134
Income Maintenance Fax: (816) 325-1022
In general, these services are covered by Missouri Medicaid:
These services are available for all kids and 21 and over, if the adults are eligible:
MO Healthnet will support other services in some situations. See a full list of services here.
Contact the Medicaid Recipient Services Unit: 1 (800) 392-2161 (toll-free).
For adults, one of the main providers of care for Medicaid is Truman Medical Center. Find information on their financial counseling services here.
For children, Children's Mercy Hospital accepts many patients on Medicaid. Learn about their financial assistance.
Yes! Call the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) reservation line 1-866-269-5927 to arrange transportation to your doctor's appointment. Make sure to call more than a day before your appointment.
Families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) generally qualify for Medicaid services.
Parents who leave welfare for work may receive Medicaid for up to one year. Children’s eligibility is based on family income, age (younger than 18), and citizenship. After one year, depending on the family's income, children may still be eligible for Medicaid. Learn more at the department of social services website.
MO Healthnet for Kids insures children under the age of 19 in Missouri. Families with incomes up to 300% of the poverty line qualify to have their children covered. Check out the Beehive's comprehensive article on who qualifies and how to apply.