In Maine, Medicaid is called MaineCare. Medicaid is a health insurance program that provides insurance to people who have limited income and assets. Medicaid is run by the federal and state governments.
Eligibility for MaineCare is based on age and income. Sometimes you have to be medically eligible as well. To find out if you qualify for MaineCare, call your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-353-3771. You might qualify for MaineCare even if you have Medicare coverage.
Applying for MaineCare
Call your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-353-3771 to get help applying for MaineCare. A specialist will help you fill out the forms or can help you apply for MaineCare online. If it is hard for you to leave your house, someone might be able to come to your home to help you apply for MaineCare.
You can also call or visit your local Department of Health and Human Services office and ask to talk to an eligibility specialist. To find the closest DHHS office, visit the DHHS website by clicking here.