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Apply for Medicaid

If you think you qualify for KanCare (Medicaid), it’s time to apply. You can begin at any time, and enrollment is open year-round. Just go to “Apply now” to get started. Or find out if you qualify.


You can call 1-855-221-5656 (TTY: 711). We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Get ready to apply

Get ready to apply

You’ll need about 30 minutes to apply. Before you start, you might want to have this info ready:


  • Employer and income info: household monthly income, pay stubs and W-2 forms 
  • Social Security numbers or document numbers for each household member applying 
  • Date of birth for each household member applying   
  • Immigration info, if it applies (some noncitizens may qualify to enroll, depending on state rules)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance

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you can apply:

Choose a health plan

Choose a health plan

As part of your application, you’ll be asked which health plan or managed care organization (MCO) you’d like to choose. You can choose Aetna Better Health® of Kansas as your health plan before submitting your application.  


You’ll still have time to choose a health plan even if you don’t do so during the application process. But after a certain period, if you don’t choose a plan, you will be automatically assigned and enrolled into a MCO.

What to expect after you enroll

What to expect after you enroll

If you choose Aetna Better Health of Kansas as your health plan, your coverage will start as soon as the state approves your enrollment. Once you're approved, you’ll get a welcome packet and member ID card in the mail. In the meantime, see what steps you can take when you first become a member.


If you’re under a provider’s care when you join, let us know. We’ll work with you and your provider to make sure you keep getting the care you need.


Learn about what's covered

Not sure if you qualify?


You can check our eligibility page to learn more.

See if you qualify



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