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Rhode Island Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

Program Description

The Rhode Island Medical Assistance Program, also known as "Medicaid", is a Federal and state funded program that pays for medical and health related services for eligible Rhode Islanders. This includes inpatient and outpatient hospital care, preventive services, durable medical equipment, and many more services and benefits.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Rhode Island, a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

To learn more about Rhode Island Medical Assistance, please visit:

You can apply for and perform additional eligibility screening for the program at:

Call or visit your local Department of Human Service office to obtain a paper application or for more information on Medical Assistance. Click below to get the contact information for you local office.