Alabama Medicaid is a health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people paid with federal, state, and county dollars. It is the largest program providing medical and health-related services to Alabama's poorest people – including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments.

Program NameAlabama Medicaid
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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this Medicaid program, you must be a resident of the state of Alabama, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

You must also be one of the following:

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
  • Be 65 years of age or older

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)

Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.

Available Services Include:

Ambulance servicesMaternity services
Dental services (for children)Mental health services
Doctor servicesNurse midwife services
Eye care servicesNursing home care services
Family planning servicesOut-of-state services
Hearing services (for children)Prescription drugs
Home health servicesRenal dialysis services
Hospice servicesTransplant services
Hospital servicesTransportation services
Laboratory and X-ray servicesWell-child checkup program


Doctor visits$1.30 to $3.90 for each visit
Optometric (eye care) services$1.30 to $3.90 for each visit
Certified nurse practitioner visits$1.30 to $3.90 for each visit
Health care center visits$3.90 for each visit
Rural health clinic visits$3.90 for each visit
Inpatient hospital$50 for each admission
Outpatient hospital$3.90 for each visit
Prescription drugs65¢ to $3.90 for each prescription
Medical equipment$1.30 to $3.90 for each item
Supplies and appliances65¢ to $3.90 for each item
Ambulatory surgical centers$3.90 for each visit

You do not have to pay a copayment if you are a Medicaid recipient who is:

  • In a nursing home
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Receiving pregnancy-related services
  • Receiving family planning services
  • A Native American Indian with an active user letter from Indian Health Services (IHS)
  • The following services do not require a copayment:
  • Birth control (family planning) services
  • Case management services
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dental services for children under 21 years of age
  • Doctor fees if surgery was done in the doctor’s office
  • Doctor visits if you are in a hospital or a nursing home
  • Emergencies
  • Home and community services for people who are intellectually
  • Disabled, or the elderly and physically disabled
  • Home health care services
  • Mental health and substance abuse treatment services
  • Preventive health education services
  • Physical therapy in a hospital outpatient setting
  • Radiation treatments
  • Renal dialysis treatments