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Our Guide to Arkansas Medicaid

Arkansas Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income residents, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Program Name Arkansas Medicaid
Expanded Medicaid Yes
Website medicaid.mmis.arkansas.gov
Phone 800-457-4454
Apply Online accessaries.dhs.arkansas.gov
Appeal a Denial File An Appeal
Find a Local Office County Offices

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Arkansas Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Arkansas, 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 17 years of age or younger
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability

* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.

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:

Ambulance service Nursing home care
Autism waiver Living choices assisted living
Child health services Medical equipment
Chiropractor Mental health services
Community health centers Non-emergency transportation
Dental care Nurse practitioners
Disability services Personal care
Doctors’ services Podiatrist
Emergency room services Prescription drugs
Hearing Rehabilitative services
Home health services Rural health clinic
Hospice care Therapy (physical, occupational, or speech)
Hospital care Tobacco cessation program
Immunizations Vision care
Lab tests and X-rays Well-child care
Long-term care Women’s health


Copayments or coinsurance are charges that beneficiaries pay when they receive a service.

   Income under 100 % FPL Income 100-138 % FPL
Arkansas Federal Maximum Arkansas Rules Federal Rules
Preventive services None $411 None 10% of cost
Outpatient services None $4 None 10% of cost
Institutional services 10% of first day of charges Up to 50% of first day of charges 10% of first day of charges Up to 50% of first day of charges, or 10% of cost
Emergency services None Not Allowed None Not Allowed
Non-emergency use of ER None $8 None $8
Prescription drugs $0.50 to $3.00 $4 Preferred $0.50 to $3.00 $4 Preferred Drugs
Premiums None Not Allowed None Not allowed

Copays are not charged for the following:

  • Low-income children
  • Foster children
  • Individuals in hospice care
  • Emergency services
  • Family planning services
  • Preventive care for children
  • Pregnancy-related care