Healthcare for Adults Age 19-64
New Health Coverage Options for Uninsured Adults
Big News! Beginning on October 1, 2013, new ways of obtaining affordable health coverage will be available through Rhode Island’s new on-line eligibility system at HealthyRhode.ri.gov.
What Happens on October 1, 2013?
If you need health coverage right away (before January 1, 2014), you have the following options:
- If you are a parent or guardian with at least one child and NO health coverage, you may qualify for Medicaid through RIte Care or RIte Share if your family meets the income requirements. Your coverage may begin right away if you qualify for Medicaid in one of these programs. Look for this symbol for more information.
- If you have a disabling illness or condition, you may qualify for Medicaid through Rhody Health Partners or Connect Care Choice if you meet certain income and clinical standards and your assets are below a set amount. Look for this symbol for more information.
- Health and dental coverage are also available for adults through RI Community Health Centers.
If you need health coverage AFTER January 1, 2014, you have the following options:
Other Special State Programs
There are several other programs that have make services available to consumers between the ages of 19 and 64. If you are interested in obtaining health services through any of the following programs, you should also apply for Medicaid and other forms of coverage at HealthyRhode.ri.gov or in person or by mail using the applications indicated.
For More Information about Medicaid: To find out what is required to apply, see Forms and Applications. To schedule an appointment, please call your local DHS Office.