Medicaid Application Instructions

There are three basic application methods for Indian's Traditional Medicaid. These are:

Apply in person: To apply in person, you will have to locate Division of Family Resources (DFR) office near you (enter your zip code in the center of the page). You can get the application form from the office and return it after completing it.

Apply online: You can apply online through Family and Social Services Administration application website. Once you are on the website, look for 'Apply for Benefits'. You will find complete instructions and online applications under this section.

Apply by phone: You can also apply for phone for Traditional Medicaid. Call at 1 800-403-0864 to start application process through phone.

When you are applying for Traditional Medicaid, you will need to provide certain information such as name and date of birth, social security number, income, other benefits you are getting, resources, monthly payments such as utility bills and mortgage payments etc. You will be required to provide this information for all the members of your household.

  • Apply for Medicaid Waivers
  • 1. Applying for intellectual and developmental disabilities

    You can apply in person by going to Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) office near you. You can locate an office near you by using THIS link. You can also call at (800) 545-7763 to get more information about a BDDS office near you.

    2. Applying for Aged and Disabled, and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver

    You can apply in person by locating the nearest Area Agency on Aging center. You will be required to apply for Medicaid under categories for Blind, Aged, or Disabled before you can apply for Waiver. You will have to apply for Medicaid at your local Division of Family Resources (DFR) office.

  • Apply for Hoosier Healthwise
  • Apply in Person: You can apply in person by visiting enrollment center near you. You can find a list of enrollment centers at THIS link. Once you have the application with you, you will just have to fill it and hand it over to proper authorities at the Enrollment Center.

    Apply by Mail: You can also apply through mail. In order to apply by mail, you will be required to get the application and then send it to address provided on the application form. You can ask for application to be sent through mail by calling your local office of Family Resources. Check this link for more information regarding Hoosier Healthwise applications.

  • Apply for Presumptive Eligibility (PE)
  • In order to receive benefits through PE program, you can apply at an approved clinic or doctor office. You will be required to take a pregnancy test if you don't have proof of your pregnancy from another doctor or clinic. After you fill the application and qualify for PE, your coverage will begin instantly.

    To find a clinic or doctor for PE, you can dial (800) 899-9949 and ask about your nearest approved clinic or doctor.

    You can also use this link to find more information related to PE.

  • Apply for Care Select
  • If you are looking to get aid through Care Select, you can't actually apply for it specifically. Once you are diagnosed with one of the diseases listed above, you can qualify for Care Select program.

    However, to receive benefits through Care Select, you will have to be Medicaid eligible. So if you are already Medicaid beneficiary and you are diagnosed with one of the diseases from Care Select diseases list, you are automatically enrolled for Care Select.

    On the other hand, if you are not enrolled in Medicaid but you have been diagnosed with one of the diseases mentioned above for Care Select, you can then enroll in Medicaid. After you qualify for Medicaid, you will start receiving benefits through Care Select.

  • Apply for M.E.D. Works
  • In order to receive benefits under this program, you will have to contact your local Division of Family Resources (DFR). You can find an office near you using THIS link.

    If you haven't applied for Medicaid already, you'll have to do it before you can be enrolled in M.E.D. Works program. Once you qualify for Medicaid, you can then apply for M.E.D. Works through your local DFR office.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Eligibility for Indiana Medicaid program can vary depending on the sub-program. These sub-programs include Traditional Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, Medicaid Waivers, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), MED works, Care Select, and Presumptive Eligibility programs. Individuals living in Indiana and seeking medical insurance through Medicaid will have to meet eligibility criteria according to the program category they fall in.

    To determine your eligibility you will need to complete the eligibility screening tool. Please visit the tool at the link below:

    Eligibility Screening Tool

    If you need further help in determining your eligibility please contact your local Division of Family Resources (DFR). You can find your local DFR office by entering your zip code in the center of the page at the link below:

    Division of Family Resources (DFR)

    Please note, just because you may not meet the eligibility requirements for one of the Medicaid sub-programs, does not automatically mean you are ineligible for all available Medicaid programs.