Nebraska Medicaid Program



The Nebraska Medicaid Program pays for covered medical services for persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements. Eligible groups include elderly, blind, and disabled individuals and low-income pregnant women, children, and parents. CHIP is part of Nebraska Medicaid and provides medical assistance to children age 18 and younger.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) administers the Nebraska Medicaid Program. The program is funded jointly by the State and federal government.

The terms Medicaid and Medicare are often used interchangeably. However, they are two separate programs. Medicare is a federal program and DHHS does not administer it.  

How to Apply

To apply for medical assistance, an application must be completed and given to the DHHS. For more information, contact your nearest DHHS office.
Applications may be downloaded and mailed to your nearest DHHS 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 submit electronically;

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

For information on senior care options, see the Aged and Disabled Waiver.

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

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