Virginia Medicaid


In Virginia's Medicaid Managed Care program, you are a member of a Managed Care Organization (MCO). An MCO is a health plan with a group of doctors and other providers working together to give health services to its members. Your MCO will cover all Medicaid services you get now, including doctor visits, behavioral health services, nursing facility services and “waiver” services for community-based long term care. All MCOs meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.

Cardinal Care is Coming Soon

Virginia Medicaid is rebranding its health coverage programs as Cardinal Care on January 1, 2023. All managed care and fee-for-service members will automatically become part of Cardinal Care. Some members may soon receive a new ID card with the Cardinal Care logo that will become effective on January 1, 2023.