Q) My granddaughter has been receiving KY Medicaid through her disabled mom’s Medicaid. Her dad is also on Medicaid now. She is now 18 and needs to continue mental health therapy, a flu shot, and a covid booster. What does she need to do to apply? It is impossible to reach local Medicaid office by phone.
A) It’s important that your granddaughter continues to have access to the healthcare services she needs, including mental health therapy, flu shots, and COVID-19 vaccines.
To apply for Medicaid, your granddaughter can visit the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services website at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dms/Pages/default.aspx, where she can find information about how to apply for Medicaid and other healthcare assistance programs.
If she is unable to apply online, she may be able to apply in person at a local Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services office or through a local office of the Department for Community Based Services. You can find contact information for local offices by visiting the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services website and clicking on the “Locate a DMS Office” link at the top of the page.
It’s also a good idea to have the following information on hand when applying for Medicaid:
- Proof of identity (such as a driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate)
- Proof of citizenship or legal immigrant status
- Proof of income and resources (such as pay stubs, bank statements, and tax returns)
- Information about any health insurance coverage you or your family currently have
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask.