Contacting Medicaid Customer Service Center
Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance program for low-income or no-income adults and children of low-income or no-income families. Medicaid is run on a state level so applications need to be made at the local Department of Health and Human Services, but the main Medicaid website provides detailed information on the federal program and each state’s version of the program. CHIP, the children’s health insurance program for families who don’t qualify for Medicaid may go by a different name in each state. For instance, CHIP in Washington State is called Apple Health and in North Carolina it’s called Health Choice.
Phone Contact Numbers
All communication about Medicaid programs needs to be made on the state level. You can call the Insure Kids Now program to be connected with the Medicaid office in your state.
- Insure Kids Now: 1-877-543-7669
If you’re having trouble reaching your state Medicaid customer service using this phone number, visit the Medicaid programs http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/index.html page and click on your state. You will be given a list of phone numbers you can use to contact the state Medicaid agent. You may have to click on the link that reads Medicaid Program Information just below the Kids Now phone number to reach your state website.
Medicaid is operated on a state level. If you need to send income verification or other documents to your Medicaid case worker you’ll have to contact the local office for the mailing address. The federal Medicaid mailing address is:
7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244
All the information you need to know about Medicaid and CHIP are available on the http://www.medicaid.gov website. This site is a portal that leads to many other websites. It is easy to make a few clicks and find yourself on another government property like InsureKidsNow.gov or HealthCare.gov.
Customer Service Email
There is no email address for the main Medicaid website, but you can contact CMS, the department that runs Medicaid by visiting https://questions.cms.gov/newrequest.php. This link is for a Q&A page. You can ask a new question and wait for an answer. As for emailing a form or sending a traditional message, there is no form of contact email of that kind for the federal Medicaid program. Visit your state website for local email addresses.
When you call Insure Kids Now to connect with the Medicaid system your call is automatically transferred to the state where your phone number directs. For instance, if you have a cell phone from Michigan and you live in South Carolina you will still reach the Michigan Medicaid department. If you call from an online program like Google Voices (and you haven’t setup a local phone number) you will reach an agent. The agent will ask for your zip code to route your call to the state department. Our agent quickly connected us with the appropriate state office, but she was unwilling to answer any questions about the Medicaid program.