Mississippi Assistance Programs

Medicaid

Website:

www.medicaid.ms.gov/

Medicaid

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Submit application to learn eligibilty.

Phone Number:

(601) 359-6050

Program Description:

Medicaid is a national health care program. It helps pay for medical services for low-income people. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid is paid to providers of health care. Providers are doctors, hospitals and pharmacists who accept Medicaid.

Mississippi Drug Card

Website:

www.mississippidrugcard.com

Mississippi Drug Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of Mississippi.

Phone Number:

877-321-6755

Program Description:

Mississippi Drug Card is the state's free prescription assistance program launched December 12, 2007 to help uninsured and underinsured Mississippi residents afford their prescription medications. The program is also useful to residents that need a non-covered medication or have a high deductible insurance plan. Everyone is eligible for this free program and there are no enrolment requirements.

The Mississippi Drug Card works with the Mississippi Rural Health Association and The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi as well as many clinics and hospitals to expand card distribution sites throughout the state. This free program provides savings of up to 75% on generic, as well as name brand medications. The program is completely confidential and all cards are pre-approved and do not expire. Mississippians unable to obtain a hard card can visit any CVS/pharmacy, FRED'S or Kmart Pharmacy and simply ask to have their prescription processed through the Mississippi Drug Card. The program is accepted at CVS/pharmacy, FRED'S, Kmart, Walmart, Walgreens, Winn Dixie, Target, Kroger and Rite Aid along with 68,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide.

CHIP

Website:

www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/41,0,96.html

CHIP

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Children under the age of 19 who are residents of the state of Mississippi and are not insured are eligible for this health insurance program. You no longer have to be without prior coverage for six months to qualify. Income requirements are based on 200% of the federal poverty level.

Phone Number:

(877) 543-7669

Program Description:

CHIP is designed to provide health care insurance for children in families without health insurance or with inadequate health insurance. It does not replace Medicaid; in fact, children on Medicaid are precluded from CHIP participation. A coalition of public, non-profit and private health-related organizations is committed to improving the health of Mississippi's children.

MS SHIP

Website:

www.mdhs.state.ms.us/aas_info.html

MS SHIP

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Phone Number:

(800) 948-3090