​The Community Alternatives Program (CAP) programs are Medicaid home- and community-based services waivers granted by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).

The CAP programs allow North Carolina to use Medicaid funds to provide home- and community-based services to Medicaid recipients who require institutional care (placement in a nursing facility), but for whom care can be provided cost-effectively and safely in the community with CAP services. CAP participants must meet all Medicaid eligibility requirements.

North Carolina has CAP waivers to provide services to a limited number of persons in specific groups within the state:

  • CAP for children (CAP/C)
    To get on the waiting list for CAP/C contact the following:

1.  Amazing Kids of NC – 919-435-6970

2.  Jordan Management Group – 877-768-1901

3.  RHA Health Services – 888-207-7828

4.  Walkers Home Care – 252-432-6308

  • CAP for disabled adults (CAP/DA)
    To get on the waiting list for CAP/DA contact Resources for Seniors

  • CAP for Innovations for intellectually/developmentally disabled children or adults
    To get on the waiting list for CAP Innovations, please contact Alliance Behavioral Healthcare.

To participate in the CAP program, individuals must apply for Medicaid first. There is not a separate application process for CAP. Visit our Adult Medicaid section to learn how to apply.