Adult Medicaid is for adults who are either disabled or 65 or older. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on your family's monthly income and the amount of resources you own. To receive Medicaid for the blind or disabled, you must be evaluated by a doctor.

Medicaid programs cover individuals who live at home (Private Living) as well as those in long term care facilities such as nursing homes (Long Term Care). The Special Assistance program covers individuals who live in assisted living or adult care homes.
NOTICE: Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C. has ordered the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and all 100 county departments of social services to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibility under all Medicaid categories has been considered and proper notice of the termination has been sent.​
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The CAP programs are Medicaid waiver programs for people who would normally need institutional care but are able to live independently because of additional services provided. The Medicare Savings Program helps with the cost of the Medicare Part B premium.

There are several ways to apply for Adult Medicaid:





​Applying for Medicaid online is the most convenient and efficient way to apply.  You can apply via the NC ePASS Online Application Site from any device that is connected to the Internet.


ePASS is an easy-to-use, online website will allow you to apply for Medicaid and Food Assistance.


If you don't have access to a computer, please visit one of our Self-Service Centers, where computers are available for public use. Some centers even have staff available to assist you with the online process. It is highly encouraged that individuals use ePASS to apply for Medicaid.





​You can download the Medicaid Application for Adults, Children and Families.

Please complete and sign the paper application and then mail to:

Post Office 46833
Raleigh, NC 27620-6833
Att: Box 58
You may also drop off the application at any of the following locations:

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You can apply for Medicaid at the following WCHS locations: