Rhode Island MedicaidUpdated April 8, 2021 Medicaid
Rhode Island Medicaid is a federal and state-funded program that pays for medical and health related services for eligible Rhode Islanders, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.
|Program Name||Rhode Island Medicaid|
|Appeal a Denial||http://www.dhs.ri.gov/Programs/AppealsProcess.php|
|Find a Local Office||http://www.dhs.ri.gov/DHSOffices/index.php|
To be eligible for Rhode Island Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Rhode Island, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low-income or very low-income.
You must also be one of the following:*
- Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
- 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:
|Childbirth education programs||Lab tests|
|Dental care||Mental health services|
|Doctor’s office visits||Nutrition services|
|Drug or alcohol treatment||Parenting classes|
|Home health care||Referral to specialists|
|Hospital care||Skilled nursing care|
|Immunizations||Smoking cessation programs|
|Interpreter services||Transportation services|
Most Rhode Island Medicaid beneficiaries are not charged a copay for services. Some members may have to pay $1 to $2 for their prescriptions.