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Apply for Medicaid

If you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), it’s time to apply. You can begin at any time and enrollment is open year-round. Just click “Get started” to apply. Or find out if you qualify. 

Get ready to apply

Get ready to apply

You’ll need about 30 minutes to apply. Before you start, you’ll 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)
  • Photo ID if you’re applying in person 
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance

Start here

You can apply: 

Choose a health plan

Choose a health plan

You’ll get a welcome packet in the mail after approval of your application. The next step is choosing Aetna Better Health® of West Virginia as your health care plan. If you don’t choose a plan, the state will choose one for you.  


Choose your plan

What to expect after you enroll

What to expect after you enroll

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.


First steps to take

Not sure if you qualify?


You can check our eligibility page to learn more.

See if you qualify



Have other questions?


Just call 1-888-348-2922 (TTY: 711). We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  


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