Brother diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma, how can he get medicaid in FL?

Q) My brother is in the UF Health Hospital at the Villages. He has been diagnosed stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. In order to get treatment the Florida Cancer Specialists said for me to do his application. So they can start immunotherapy. I am his sister and every website tells me about medicaid but I cannot get the actual application! Please have some one contact me because he is gonna die without proper treatment. I am his sister. He is stay in with me right now and I am only here temporarily when he showed up sick. He has been in the hospital And is still in the hospital at the villages.

A) I’m sorry to hear about your brother’s diagnosis and the challenges you are facing in getting him the treatment he needs. I cannot make phone calls or send emails on your behalf, but I can provide you with some information that may be helpful.

To apply for Medicaid in Florida, you can visit the website of the Florida Department of Children and Families at or call their customer service hotline at 1-866-762-2237. The website provides information on the eligibility requirements and the application process.

If you are having trouble accessing the Medicaid application, you can also contact a local Florida Department of Children and Families office for assistance. You can find the nearest office by visiting the department’s website at or by calling their customer service hotline.

In addition to Medicaid, there may be other programs or resources available to help your brother get the treatment he needs. The Florida Cancer Specialists may be able to provide more information about these options and assist you in accessing them.

I hope this information is helpful, and I wish you and your brother all the best during this difficult time.

Florida Medicaid provides medical coverage to low-income individuals and families. The state and federal government share the cost of the Medicaid program. Medicaid services in Florida are administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Individuals may apply for medicaid assistance online at: