Commmunity Assistance Programs
 
 

Commmunity Assistance Programs

If you are unable to pay for services rendered due to financial hardship, there may be programs available to assist you with medical expenses and ongoing medical care. Please select one of the programs below for eligibility criteria and information about how to apply.

Family Medicaid

You may be eligible for assistance through the Department of Children and Families if you are a Florida resident or intend to remain in Florida and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Child under 21 residing with parent(s) or relative caregiver
  • Child under 19 residing with a non-relative
  • Child 19-20 living alone, not a tax-dependent
  • Adults between the age of 18-26, aged out of the Florida Foster Care system
  • Pregnant
  • Custodial parent (step-parents) with the youngest child 17 or under
  • Grandparents with custody of minor children

Your household income must meet specified criteria, which will vary by program. Your income may be high but you could still qualify for the share of cost program if you meet other criteria.

For more information about Family Medicaid and other financial assistance programs available from the State of Florida, visit the Florida Department of Children and Families  website or call 1-866-762-2237.

Department of Children and Families may request proof of information you reported on your application. The most common items they may ask for are:

  • Proof of income
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of US Citizenship

Additional items may be requested to determine your Medicaid eligibility.

Adult Medicaid

You may be eligible for assistance through the Department of Children and Families if you are a Florida resident or intend to remain in Florida and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Expected disability for more than one year - must apply through the Social Security Administration
  • 65 or older, whether eligible for Medicare or not eligible for Medicare

Your household income and assets must meet specified criteria that will vary by program. Your income may be high but you could qualify for the share of cost program if you meet other criteria.

Special adult programs are available with unique criteria that include coverage for Medicare premiums, co-pays and deductibles, care at home, nursing home costs or Hospice services.

If you have a medical condition that is considered to be disabling for greater than 12 months, visit the Social Security Administration website or call 1-800-772-1213 to apply for benefits.

For more information about Family or Adult Medicaid and other financial assistance programs available from the State of Florida, visit the Florida Department of Children and Families website or call 1-866-762-2237.

Department of Children and Families may request proof of information you reported on your application. The most common items they may ask for are:

  • Proof of income
  • Proof of assets
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of US Citizenship
  • Proof of application for Social Security Disability

Additional items may be requested to determine your Medicaid eligibility 

County Medical Assistance

You may be eligible for assistance through your county of residence. Eligibility criteria varies by county and usually includes income, asset and residency criteria. Visit the website of your county of residence to learn more about assistance programs available to you in your county: