Medicaid / CHIP

Who qualifies for NC Medicaid?

Depending on your income and family size, you or your family members may qualify for government-supplied healthcare, such as Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you qualify for Medicaid, there is no limited enrollment period, meaning you can enroll at any time. Once you have Medicaid, you are considered covered and do not have to purchase healthcare through the Marketplace. 

In North Carolina, Medicaid eligibility is based partly on your family’s income and resources. Please note Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs have transitioned to Medicaid Managed Care.

While final eligibility is still determined by your local Department of Social Services office, health insurance navigators can assist with an online ePass application to help with the eligibility process.