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Kansas Medicaid (KanCare)

Kansas Medicaid, also referred to as KanCare or the Kansas Medical Assistance Program (KMAP), is a jointly-funded state and federal government program that pays for medically necessary services. 

Medicaid pays for medical services for children and their caretakers, pregnant women, and persons who are disabled, blind, or 65 years of age or older.

Program Name KanCare
Expanded Medicaid No
Website https://kancare.ks.gov/home
Phone 800-792-4884
Apply Online Apply for KanCare
Appeal a Denial Appeals and Fair Hearings
Find a Local Office Office Locator Map

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Kansas Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Kansas, 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  $31,814
2  $43,028
3  $54,242
4  $65,456
5  $76,669
6  $87,883
7  $99,097
8  $110,311

*For households with more than eight people, add $11,214 per additional person.

Available Services Include:

Doctor’s office visits Dental care
Vaccines and check-ups Transportation to medical appointments
Hospital services Home and community-based services
Blood work and lab services Nursing facility services
Pharmacy and prescription drugs Heart and lung transplants for adults
Eye doctor visits Weight-loss surgery
Behavioral health services Value-added services


Kansas Medicaid does not charge copayments or out-of-pocket cost sharing.