Medicaid has provided medical assistance to certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources since 1965. It is a cooperative effort between the States and the federal government, allowing each State to:

  • Establish eligibility standards
  • Determine the type, amount, duration, and scope of services
  • Set the rate of payment for services
  • Administer the program

These websites explain how the Medicaid program is applied in Utah. If you have additional questions, please contact the Salt Lake office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I obtain a Medicaid application?
Click on this link Medicaid application form.  Or a form can be mailed to you if you call your local Medicaid office.  Obtain the phone number from Medicaid Information: 1-800-662-9651 toll-free or (1-801) 538-6155.

Q: Where do I apply for Medicaid?
Just have your zip code available and this link will find your location.  Where to apply.

Q: Is there a program available to those whose monthly income exceeds the limit for Medicaid?
Yes, it is called The Medically Needy Program.  This program, also referred to as the "spenddown" program, allows a person who is otherwise eligible either to pay "excess" monthly income to the State of Utah or to accept responsibility for a portion of their monthly medical bills.  This link will take you to further information: Medically Needy program.

Q: Are there programs for children or pregnant adults?
Yes, for information, click on this link. Utah Medicaid Programs 

Q: Is there a state health insurance plan for children?  How do I know if my child qualifies?
Yes, it is called CHIP.  Children qualify for CHIP based on income and family size. For example, a family of four earning up to $38,700 per year may qualify. In addition, children must be under age 19, U.S. citizens or legal residents, and are not covered by other health insurance.  For more information, go to CHIP-- Health Insurance for Children