Apply for Medicaid

In order to receive health coverage through one of the Adult Medicaid programs, you must complete the application process and meet certain eligibility requirements such as:

Eligibility
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be resident of the State of Idaho
  • Your household income must be less than the program income limits for your household size (see the specific income limits by selecting a Medicaid Program in the menu)
  • Your resources must not exceed the program resource limits
How do I apply?
Apply online
  • Apply: Online using Idalink
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • Verification of identity (ex. driver's license)
    • Household income
    • Current monthly expenses
    • If applicable, immigration status
Apply over the phone or in person
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • Verification of Identity (ex. driver's license)
    • Household income
    • Current monthly expenses
    • If applicable, immigration status
Apply by mail, email or fax
  • Then apply by either:
    •  Email: MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov
    •  Fax: 1-866-434-8278 (toll free)
    •  Mail: Self Reliance Programs, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0026
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • Verification of identity (ex. driver's license)
    • Household income
    • Current monthly expenses
    • If applicable, immigration status
After application submission
  • After you submit your application, you may be asked to verify certain information about your household. We will mail you a notice in the mail requesting this information. Please respond quickly. 
  • After a decision on eligibility is determined, you will receive a written notice of eligibility in the mail. 
  • After your application is approved, a Medicaid Benefits Plan will be chosen for you.

File an appeal

Your Rights to Appeal or Request a Fair Hearing

This page explains how to file an appeal for an eligibility decision for public assistance programs. 

Non-discrimination
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Learn more about your rights by viewing our non-discrimination information.