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Meigs County Job and Family Services

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175 Race Street, P.O. Box 191,

Middleport, Ohio 45760

740-992-2117   or  1-800-992-2608

Medicaid

Medicaid is a federal and state program, state supervised and county administered. It pays health care costs for people with low income. Several types of health care assistance fall under the medicaid program, including:

* Covered Families & Children Medicaid which includes Healthy Families and Healthy Start Programs. The Healthy Families Program assists with medical coverage for families with a t least one minor child if the family income is at or below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Healthy Start assists low income families with health care needs. It can help pregnant women, infants, children and teens up to the age of 19. Services include routine medical care, treatment, or hospitalization. Income guidelines are much higher for this program than regular Medicaid. The income limit depends on the size of the family, including unborn children.

Click here for additional information on the Healthy Start and Healthy Families programs.

Click here for a fact sheet on the Healthy Start and Healthy Families programs.

* QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) and SLMB (Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary) are part of the Medicaid program. However, they aren't the same as regular medicaid. QMB and SLMB provide special, limited help with the costs of being on Medicare. For QMB, these costs include Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance. For SLMB, these costs only include the Medicare Part B premium.
Click here for an application form for these programs.

* Home and Community Based Services Waivers provides medicaid eligible individual with services enabling them to avoid confinement in a long term care facility.

Click here for a fact sheet on these services

* Institutionalization in Long Term Care Facility provides for a vendor payment along with an individuals personal income to pay patient liability or care in Medicare/Medicaid approved Long Term Care Facility.

* The Residential State Supplement program provides cash assistance to Medicaid-eligible aged, blind, or disabled adults who have increased needs due to a medical condition which is severe enough to require

For additional information on any of these programs, call Meigs County Job and Family Services at 740-992-2117   or  1-800-992-2608, or click here.