The DC Medicaid program furnishes medical assistance to eligible District of Columbia low-income families and to eligible aged, blind, and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.

Program NameDC Medicaid
Expanded MedicaidYes
Phone(202) 906-8319 (inside DC metro area)
(866) 752-9233 (outside DC metro area)
Appeal a Denial
Find a Local OfficeDC Healthcare Alliance Locations

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for District of Columbia Medicaid, you must be a resident of Washington, D.C., 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

* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.

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:

Doctor visitsFamily planning services
HospitalizationHospice services
Eye careLaboratory services
Ambulatory surgical centerRadiology
Medically necessary transportationMedical supplies
Dental servicesMental health services
Dialysis servicesPhysician services
Durable medical equipmentNurse practitioner services
Emergency ambulance servicesOrgan transplants


There are no copays for beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care. For individuals enrolled in FFS Medicaid, there may be a $1.00 copay for prescriptions and a $2.00 copay for eyeglasses.