Medicaid is a public health care program funded by the state and federal government. Medicaid provides health care coverage to certain individuals with limited income. Residents of Ohio may receive health care coverage at little or no cost if they meet specific income and eligibility requirements.

Effective January 1, 2014, Ohio began offering the Medicaid Extension program under the expanded guidelines due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under these new guidelines, low income adults without children may now be eligible for pubic health care.

You may apply for Medicaid assistance online (fastest) here at or by filling out the Request for Cash, Food and Medical Assistance form and submitting it to Marion County Job & Family Services, 363 W. Fairground St., Marion, OH 43302 or fax to (740) 387-2175.

Ohio Medicaid provides coverage to the following eligible individuals:

  • Income eligible parents and their children up to age 21
  • Pregnant women
  • Children in foster care
  • Children who have aged out of foster care up to the age of 26
  • Individuals age 65 and older
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals with low income and who are Medicare Eligible
  • Individuals seeking Nursing Home Care
  • Individuals seeking In-Home Care
  • Individuals seeking Medicare Premium Assistance