Medicaid Services

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North Carolina Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals, children, seniors and people with disabilities.

North Carolina Medicaid covers mandatory benefits plus services the state has added for its citizens. Benefits may be different depending on age, income and health care needs. In general, Medicaid may cover the following services:

  • Doctors, OB/GYNs, health departments and rural health clinics
  • Laboratory and radiology
  • Hospitals, anesthesia and ambulatory surgical centers
  • Outpatient specialized therapy
  • Prescriptions (except prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries)
  • Vision and hearing
  • Dental and orthodontia (for children)
  • Podiatry
  • Nursing home care
  • Personal care and other home health services
  • Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Mental and behavioral health care
  • Transition from facilities to home-based and community care
  • Most medically necessary services for children under the age of 21
  • Medicare premiums, copayments and deductibles