The purpose of the Medicaid program is to help people who receive public assistance and/or have low income to meet the costs of medical care. Medicaid helps those in need of any age, as well as the disabled.
The program is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). There are various types of programs, with different eligibility standards. Apply at:
Access Florida (a department of the Florida Dept. of Children and Families)
Assistance available at community partners locations
United Against Poverty
1360 28th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Treasure Coast Community Health
or apply online at www.myflorida/accessflorida.com
Customer call center: 1-866-762-2237
The Department determines financial eligibility for Medicaid, Nursing Facilities, and Assisted Living placement funding.
Medicare Savings Program – You can get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.
If you meet certain income and resource limits, you may qualify for Extra Help from Medicare to pay the costs of prescription drug coverage.
Another program called OSS (Optional State Supplement) is designed to help clients eligible for adult family care homes (foster homes) avoid being institutionalized by supplementing the monthly payment for adult family care.