Nebraska Medicaid Program


The terms Medicaid and Medicare are often used interchangeably however they are two separate programs. DHHS administers the Medicaid Program which provides health care services to eligible elderly and disabled individuals and eligible low-income pregnant women, children and parents




The Nebraska Medicaid Program pays for covered medical services for those persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements. Nebraska Medicaid is funded jointly by the State and federal government.

Medicare is a federal program and DHHS does not administer it.

Who is Covered?

Nebraska Medicaid is available to certain low income persons including persons who are aged, blind, disabled, children, and others who meet eligibility requirements. CHIP is part of Nebraska Medicaid and provides medical assistance to children age 18 and younger.

To apply for medical assistance, an application must be completed and given to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. For more information, contact your nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office; Or, you may download an application form and mail it to the nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office.

GO TO ACCESSNebraska to:

  • Select a self screening to determine the programs for which you may want to apply;  AccessNebraska - Click here to pre-screen and apply for benefits online

  • Complete an online application that you can complete and submit electronically;

  • Print a paper application that you can complete and mail.

For information on the Senior Care Options Program, click here Senior Care Options Program.

For information on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), click here

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