Medicaid- Aged, Blind, Disabled

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a state and federally funded health care coverage plan providing assistance to certain low-income and medically vulnerable people. The state cannot limit the number of eligible persons enrolled in Medicaid or deny access to medically necessary services in order to control costs. Medicaid for the Aged, Blind or Disabled is available to certain Ohioan's who are aged, blind or have a disability as determined by the Social Security Administration. They must meet established financial guidelines in order to be eligible.

What is covered?

  • Prescription drugs (unless covered by Medicare)
  • Home care
  • Doctor visits
  • Hospital care
  • Laboratory and X-rays
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Dental care
  • Mental health
  • Vision services
  • Alcohol and drug rehabilitation
  • Other services...

Eligibility

Eligibility is based on monthly income and resources.

How do I apply?

To apply for ABD Medicaid, an application and an interview need to be completed. Use the download link below or stop by our agency, 15 W. Fourth St. Ashland, Ohio, during our regular business hours- Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Or you can call 419-282-5000 to get more information or to ask questions.

Medicaid ABD Application

Medicare Premium Assistance

Ohioans who are on Medicare may be able to receive Medicaid assistance to pay for all or some of the Medicare premiums and/or coinsurance and deductibles.

Eligibility

Eligibility is based on monthly income and resources.

How do I apply?

To apply for QMB/SLMB click the following link for an application. 7103 Application  There is no need for a face to face interview. You will be asked to send in proof of your income and resources along with your completed application. You can also stop by our agency at 15 W. Fourth St. Ashland, Oh, during our regular business hours- Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can call 419-282-5000 to get more information or to ask questions.

New Virtual Service Center

We are pleased to announce that a new Virtual Service Center for new Medicaid applications and renewals has been implemented along with six other Counties in East Central Ohio.

This is a new and innovative approach that will allow counties to provide efficient and effective customer service to those who are applying for or renewing their Medicaid assistance.

Customers who call the state number at 1-844-640-OHIO (6446) and live in one of the seven counties will be routed to the first available customer service agent in any of the seven counties.

The county who takes the call will be able to assist the customer with Medicaid applications which include Aged, Blind or Disabled Medicaid.

This Process is not available for customers applying for Nursing Home or Waiver. Those customers should continue to apply through their county Job and Family Services agency.