Sign up for Florida Medicaid

Medicaid is the state program that provides health benefits for children and adults with low incomes.

For general information about our Medicaid Plan, call Member Services at 1-800-441-5501. Most people with Medicaid get coverage through Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Program. You have a choice of health and dental plans. If you already have Medicaid, you can choose or change your Medicaid Health Plan. Visit the SMMC website at You can also get help by calling an SMMC Choice Counselor at 1-877-711-3662 (TTY 1-866-467-4970). 

If you don’t have Medicaid benefits yet, you can apply for assistance or check the status of your application by visiting the Florida Department of Children and Families’ ACCESS Florida website at You can also call 1-866-762-2237 (Florida Relay 711 or TTY 1-800-955-8771) for help.

Covered benefits for Medicaid

You can pick your own doctor. Aetna Better Health of Florida has a large network of doctors in the counties we serve. You can find a doctor near you with our Provider Search Tool.

Other important benefits you’ll receive as an Aetna Better Health of Florida Medicaid member: 

  • Language translation services
  • Check-ups for children
  • Visits to the doctor when you are sick
  • Hospital services
  • Emergency care
  • Laboratory services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Family planning services
  • X-ray/imaging
  • Mental health services
  • Routine eye exams and glasses
  • Home health services
  • Maternity and high risk pregnancy care
  • Newborn care
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • 24-Hour Nurse Line