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Mississippi Medicaid

Mississippi Medicaid is a health care program that helps low-income people pay for medical services.

Mississippi Medicaid is a health care program that helps low-income people pay for medical services. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid is paid to doctors, hospitals, and pharmacists.

Program Name Mississippi Medicaid
Expanded Medicaid No
Website https://medicaid.ms.gov/
Phone 800-421-2408
Apply Online How to Apply
Appeal a Denial Eligibility Hearings
Find a Local Office https://medicaid.ms.gov/about/office-locations/

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Mississippi Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Mississippi, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

You must also be one of the following:

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
  • Be 65 years of age or older

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,131
2 $23,169
3 $29,207
4 $35,245
5 $41,284
6 $47,322
7 $53,360
8 $59,398

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.

Available Services Include:

Office visits Dental
Family planning services Durable medical equipment
Inpatient hospital care Hospital care
Outpatient hospital care Mental health
Prescription drugs Professional medical services
Eyeglasses Emergency room
Long term care services Transportation
Inpatient psychiatric care Wellness


If you qualify for Mississippi Medicaid health benefits, some medical services may require a copay (small fee).

The following copays are paid to the provider at the time of service:

Ambulance $3
Dental $3
Durable medical equipment and supplies $3
Eyeglasses $3
Federally qualified health center $3
Home health $3
Hospital inpatient $10
Hospital outpatient $3
Physician $3
Prescription drugs (generic) $3
Prescription drugs (brand name) $3
Rural health clinic $3

Copays are not required for the following groups and services:

  • Children under the age of 18
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals in nursing homes or facilities
  • Copays are not required for these services:
  • Family planning
  • Emergency services in an emergency room
  • Annual physical exam

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