Program Overview

The Oklahoma Medicaid program is a basic health-care and medical program provided to low-income families residing in the state of Oklahoma. The program is jointly funded by the federal and state government. They are responsible for creating funds to cover the cost of the program. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services administers the Medicaid program in the state. The department is responsible for creating guidelines and policies for the program. The goal of the program is to make medical services accessible to underprivileged families in the state of Oklahoma and help them improve their living conditions.

The people who are eligible to apply for the Oklahoma Medicaid program are,

  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Parents
  • Guardians/caretaker relatives
  • Senior citizens
  • Disabled or blind people

Benefits

Oklahoma Medicaid provides the following services as a part of its benefits program to the program awardees

  • Eye care services which include providing eye check-up and eyeglasses
  • Dental services include dental check-up and dental hygiene which include teeth cleaning every 6 months for individuals who are younger than 21 years of age.
  • Family planning services
  • Medical check-ups
  • Auditory services
  • Laboratory services and X-rays
  • Maternity services
  • Child-care and home health care services that are occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy and skilled nursing
  • Drug prescriptions

Program Eligibility

There are certain eligibility criteria that an applicant must fulfill to be able to qualify for the Oklahoma Medicaid program.

  • The applicant needs to be a legal and permanent citizen of the United States of America
  • The applicant needs to be a residence of the state of Oklahoma
  • The financial situation of the applicant must fall under the low-income level to apply for the Medicaid program as described by the federal government
  • The applicant is pregnant or has a pregnant woman in the household
  •  The applicant is blind, have a disability or a family member in the household with a disability
  • The applicant must be responsible for children under 19 years of age or be 65 years of age or older.

The agencies that look into the Oklahoma Medicaid program consider certain factors to check if the candidate’s eligibility is justified like,

  • Proof of your income ( recent pay stubs, payroll slip, salary slip)
  • Social Security Number
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Citizenship status
  • Employment information
  •  Information about current Health insurance (if any)
  • Assets/Resources ( bonds, funds, property, credit union accounts, etc.) of the candidate
  • Size of the household of the candidate
  • Total income of the household per annum before taxes  of the candidate
  • Age of the candidate

The maximum gross income level of the household before taxes must be equal to or less than,

Total Household Members  Annual Gross Income Level
1 16612
2 22491
3 28369
4 34248
5 40127
6 46005
7 51884
8 57762

An amount of $5878 is added per person if the total size of the household is more than 8 members. Therefore, it is important to visit a managing agency in your area to help you get your hands on the latest and up-to-date information and program guidelines. This will help you understand the terms and policies of the Oklahoma Medicaid program and help make the application process easy.

How to apply

There are different methods that an applicant can use to apply for the Oklahoma Medicaid program.

  • Apply Online

To fill the application form online you can download the form from http://www.okdhs.org/services/health/pages/elig.aspx#apply by visiting the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The website contains detailed information about the application procedure of the various healthcare benefits that are provided by the Medicaid program. To make the application procedure easy the website also contains guidelines for the applicants to correctly fill the application form.

  • Apply Via Phone call

Individuals interested in the Oklahoma Medicaid program can also call 1-405-522-7300 to get your hands on the most recent and up-to-date information about the program.

You can also ask for the application form by calling on the above-given numbers. It will be delivered to you either by mail or post. By calling the above numbers you can talk to highly qualified members of staff who can answer any queries you might have regarding the Medicaid program.

  • Apply through the local district office

You can also make a personal application by finding a nearby Department of Human Services (DHS) office in your area. You can visit it to get one-on-one guidance regarding the program.

Once the form is filled and you have attached all the required documents you can then submit the application form which will be further processed by the Medicaid office. The selected applicants will be notified through phone or email and will get notified about to the next level.

In case you have any further queries regarding the Oklahoma Medicaid program and other services that are provided by the state kindly visit the OKDHS official website at or you can visit the Medicaid page.

 

 

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