Many people facing addiction can benefit from treatment. Medicaid covers addiction and recovery treatment services for members. Treatment options include outpatient and inpatient care, as well as medications shown by research to help people addicted to prescription drugs or other opioids.
News and Updates
Medicaid Offers New Behavioral Health Services for Youth
Keeping our youth healthy – both physically and mentally – is a top priority for us. That is why we recently expanded our coverage to add new behavioral health (or mental health) services for youth ages 11-18. These new services offer community-based programs and family support while keeping youth at home and in school.
Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe This Winter
Join the fight against COVID-19! Encourage your friends, family and local community to get vaccinated. If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, schedule an appointment to protect yourself and the ones you love.
Watch Now: How to Apply for Health Coverage in VA
CoverVA has released a video that helps illustrate the application process for eligible Virginians looking for health coverage. This short video covers topics such as screening questions, documentation needed to apply, and the different ways to apply.
Planned Outage: Saturday, January 29
The DMAS website will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 9am ET for approximately three hours as we conduct scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
We are Halfway Through Open Enrollment! (January 2022)
Some Medicaid members are now eligible to choose a new health plan for 2022. Members eligible to pick a plan at this time received a letter with more details in the mail. The plan selection period runs through February 28, 2022.
Care Coordinators: Helping You Chart a Path to Better Health
Your care coordinator is a resource to help you make sure you are getting the health services you need. Your care coordinator works with you to create a personalized care plan to meet your health needs and preferences, and helps answer questions about your health care.
Still Have Questions About the Best Health Coverage Options for You?
We have a network of Application Assisters all over Virginia who can help make the process of applying for health coverage simple and easy.
Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Booster Shots Are Now Available for Children Ages 16 and 17
The FDA has approved COVID-19 booster shots for all children age 16 and older. All children ages 16 and older can now receive a booster shot to help keep them protected from COVID-19.
Reminder: The Plan Selection Period is Almost Over for Some Medallion Members
The Open Enrollment Period is almost over for some Medallion members. If you are currently eligible to change your health plan, you should have received a yellow letter in the mail with more information. The deadline to make a change is December 31, 2021.