Family and Children's Medicaid
Family and Children's Medicaid assist vulnerable individuals, children, and parents with medical costs such as doctor fees, prescription drugs, and hospital charges. Individuals may be eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Children through age 20 who live alone, with one or both parents, or with other adults
- Parents caring for children under age 19
- Pregnant women, with or without other children
For more information regarding the different types of Medicaid in North Carolina and to see if you are potentially eligible, visit the NCDHHS Division of Health Benefits.
Applying for Family & Children's Medicaid:
- Apply online at ePass.
- Apply at Carteret County DSS at 210 Craven Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. Applications are taken between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays).
- Mail application: (scroll down for printable applications)Printable applications
- Request that an application be mailed to you by calling (252) 728-3181.
Medicaid Recertification (renewal)
- Fact Sheet: How NC Medicaid Eligibility Recertification Works (English)
- Hoja informativa: Cómo funciona la recertificación de elegibilidad de Medicaid de Carolina del Norte (Spanish)
ATTENTION MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: NOTICE OF CLASS OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF FRANKLIN v. KINSLEY
Franklin et al. v. Kinsley, formerly known as Hawkins et al. v. Cohen, is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017. This case was certified by the Court as a class action lawsuit on behalf of N.C. Medicaid beneficiaries.
Please find attached copy of the "Notice to Class of Proposed Settlement of Franklin v. Kinsley." Below are both the English and Spanish versions of the Franklin et al. v. Kinsley, formerly known as Hawkins et al. v. Cohen.
PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF FRANKLIN et al. v. KINSLEY (English and Spanish) (Published 11.08.2022 8:56 a.m.)
North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) is North Carolina's health insurance program for children under age 19 who have no health insurance and whose family's income prevents them from affording health care, but who are ineligible for Medicaid. NCHC is coverage through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, but is administered through social services because it is publically funded program governed by federal and state laws.
The medical needs of certain low-income families are met through the Medicaid for Families with Dependent Children (MAF) program. Families may also be eligible for Medicaid under this category when both parents are in the home.
Medical coverage for children under the age of 19 whose parents income is below the specified limits.
Program provides Medicaid to help with prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care for women with income at or below 185% of the poverty level.
NC Medicaid is reimbursing COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination costs for individuals without insurance who enroll in the NC Medicaid Optional COVID-19 Testing, Treatment and Vaccination (MCV) program.