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  1. WHAT IS MEDICAID?
    • DC Medicaid is a healthcare program that pays for medical services for qualified people. It helps pay for medical services for low-income and disabled people. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid pays healthcare providers. Providers are doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies who are enrolled with DC Medicaid.

  2. WHAT IS DC HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE?
    • The DC Healthcare Alliance offers a full range of health care services for its members. Benefits include: inpatient hospital care, outpatient medical care (including preventive care), emergency services, urgent care services, prescription drugs, rehabilitative services, home health care, dental services, specialty care, and wellness programs that include mother and baby care.

  3. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID?
    • Anyone who meets the Medicaid eligibility requirements can receive Medicaid. A Medicaid recipient can be any age, race or sex.

  4. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR DC HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE?
    • Live in the District of Columbia.
    • Have no health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.
    • Make less money (before taxes) than a certain limit.

  5. WHAT DOES MEDICAID OFFER?
    • Medicaid serves as a Health Care Plan that offers coverage for doctor visits, hospitalization, eye care, dental, durable medical equipment, transportation and other related medical services.
    • Medicaid also provides coverage of services in varied programs - Home and Community Based Waiver programs, EPSDT, etc.

  6. WHAT DOES DC HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE OFFER?
    • Preventive Care (checkups, diet and nutrition).
    • Health screenings (tests).
    • Prescription drugs.
    • Dental services (cleanings or fillings).
    • Family planning services (birth control).
    • Urgent and emergency care (emergency room).
    • Immunizations (shots).
    • Prenatal care (pregnancy).
    • Well child care (checkups for children).
    • Wellness programs (eating well and staying healthy).
    • Hospital care (medical, surgical, and GYN).

  7. WHERE DO I APPLY FOR MEDICAID?

  8. HOW CAN I JOIN DC HEALTH CARE ALLIANCE?
    • You can fill out an application at any of the places listed below. After you submit your application, it takes about 30 days for you to hear whether you have been approved for enrollment. If you are, you will receive a membership card. Once you are enrolled in the Alliance, you must fill our a form every 12 months to prove that you are still eligible to receive benefits.

      DC Healthcare Alliance Enrollment Locations
      DC General
      1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC 20003
      Southwest Community Clinic
      850 Delaware Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC 20024
      Hunt Place Clinic
      4130 Hunt Place, NE
      Washington, DC 20019
      Greater Southeast Hospital
      1310 Southern Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC 20032
      Woodridge Clinic
      2146 24th Place, NE
      Washington, DC 20018
      Congress Heights Clinic
      3720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC 20032
      Anacostia Clinic
      1328 W Street, SE
      Washington, DC 20020
      Walker-Jones Clinic
      1100 First Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001

  9. THINGS TO KNOW
    • For questions regarding your Medicaid, please contact your local IMA Service Center.
    • If your health care provider is:
      • performing a service that you think you may not need, or
      • billing for services you did not get, or
      • wants you to pay for a service you think Medicaid covers, please contact your local IMA Service Center.