West Virginia Assistance Programs

WVCHIP

Website:

www.chip.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

WVCHIP

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

must live in West Virginia - must be 18 years of age or younger - must not have health insurance now or had had coverage within the past six months or be eiligible for the West Virginia State Employee Health Insurance - PEIA or Medicaid - the applicant must also live in families meeting WVCHIP Income Guidelines - must be a US citizen or a qualified alien (children who are not U.S. citizens must provide verification of their alien status)

Phone Number:

(877) 982-2447

Program Description:

The West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) is a low cost health care plan for children and teenagers of working families.

West Virginia Rx Card

Website:

www.wvrxcard.com

West Virginia Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of West Virginia.

Phone Number:

(877) 669-6569

Program Description:

West Virginia Rx Card is the state's free prescription assistance program designed to help the uninsured and underinsured afford otherwise costly medications. The program is available to all residents regardless of age, income, or medical conditions. Those with insurance can also use the program on drugs not covered by their plan.

In order to help spread awareness about the program, West Virginia Rx Card has partnered with the Charleston Area Alliance, the largest regional Chamber of Commerce in West Virginia, as well as numerous hospitals and clinics throughout the state.

The card is pre-activated, with no eligibility requirements, and completely confidential. Savings can be as high as 75% on some medications. Residents can print a free pre-activated card, locate a pharmacy and search drug pricing by visiting www.westvirginiarxcard.com. The program is accepted at CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, Target, Kmart, Kroger, along with 56,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide.

Medicaid

Website:

www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/family_assistance/medicaid.asp

Medicaid

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Proof of Citizenship and Identity

Phone Number:

(800) 642-8589

Program Description:

Medicaid provides medical care in the community or in an institutional setting, such as a nursing home, to individuals who otherwise may not be able to afford the care. A variety of services are provided, according to state and federal guidelines, depending upon the individual or family circumstances.

Golden Mountaineer Discount Card

Website:

www.wvseniorservices.gov

Golden Mountaineer Discount Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Senior West Virginians age 60 and older are eligible for the Golden Mountaineer Discount Card. Any senior who has not received a new card should call the Bureau of Senior Services at 304-558-3317 or toll-free at 1-877-987-3646. You may also complete an application on our secure Web site at the address listed above.

Phone Number:

(877) 987-3646

West Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Website:

www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/std-hiv-hep/Pages/default.aspx

West Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

YOU MUST BE HIV POSITIVE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. -Must be HIV + -Cannot eligible for other forms of reimbusement such as Medicaid, VA benefits or full insurance coverage -Annual recertification is required

Phone Number:

(304) 558-2195

Program Description:

ADAP will cover co-pays for eligible residents with insurance