DSS Main Office
Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
West Charlotte Location
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Family and Children's Medicaid helps with medical bills such as doctor fees, prescription drugs, and hospital charges. The following may be eligible, depending on the amount of monthly income and resources available to the individual/family, and the amount of medical expenses incurred:
Medicaid for Pregnant Women (MPW) coverage is limited to services or treatment for conditions that affect the pregnancy. Medical verification of pregnancy is required. If a pregnant woman is covered by Medicaid, her newborn child is automatically eligible for Medicaid up to age 1.
Baby Love, Medicaid's maternity and child services program, provides formal case management services to eligible women during and after pregnancy and intervention as early in pregnancy as possible to promote healthy pregnancy and positive birth outcomes.
Need More Information?Medicaid Program InformationWhat are the eligibility requirements for Medicaid? What does Medicaid cover?How do I apply for Medicaid?In an effort to provide outreach in locations more convenient to families and children, individuals with accounts at the hospital locations may also apply for Family and Children's Medicaid at the following locations:
North Carolina Health Choice assists children under the age of 19 who do not receive Medicaid or have any other health insurance coverage. Coverage provided is the same as coverage provided for the children of state employees and teachers, plus vision, hearing and dental benefits. Download an Application The Be Smart program offers free family planning health services to moderate- and low-income men and women in North Carolina who are:
Ask how you can Be Smart by calling 1-800-367-2229 or by completing and submitting an application to your county department of social services.
Enrollment for Medicaid Managed Care began in June 1996. Participation in a managed care plan is mandatory for a majority of Medicaid recipients in North Carolina. Managed Care provides access to medical services in a preventive manner with reimbursement on a capitated fee basis. Customers receiving Medicaid are enrolled in Carolina ACCESS I or II. Carolina ACCESS brings a system of coordinated care to the Medicaid program by linking each eligible recipient with a primary care provider (PCP). Carolina ACCESS Member's Handbook