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Upcoming Meetings at DMAS

Find information regarding upcoming meetings at the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) through 2022.


Help Us Spread the Word

Know someone who is interested in health coverage with Virginia Medicaid? We offer free and low-cost health care coverage for children, adults, and families. In 2021, the rules for Medicaid eligibility changed, and thousands of Virginians and lawful permanent residents are now eligible for health care coverage that includes preventive care, dental coverage, behavioral health services, and treatment for chronic health conditions.


Use Adult Preventive Services Today

Did you know that all adult Virginia Medicaid members have coverage for preventive services such as screenings, check-ups and counseling support? These services can help keep you healthy, and identify areas for improvement before they become an issue.


Virginia Medicaid: Do Your Children Qualify?

Virginia Medicaid provides quality low-cost and no-cost health coverage for children. Eligibility is typically based on income and family size.


Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program for Internet Discounts

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission to help households that qualify pay for internet service and devices such as laptops and tablets. 


Know Your Basic Health Benefits

Your Virginia Medicaid coverage includes many basic health benefits. While some plans offer additional services, it’s important to know the benefits that are covered under any plan you choose.


Do Your Children Have Health Insurance?

The 2022-23 school year is almost here, and that means your children are going to be out exploring the world. Protect your children with quality health coverage as they get back out there. Virginia Medicaid offers affordable health care for children through the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security plan, also known as FAMIS, at low to no cost. 


Prenatal Coverage May be Available for You and Your Baby

FAMIS Prenatal Coverage is a full coverage program for pregnant individuals who do not meet immigration status rules for other coverage. You do not need to meet immigration status rules, provide immigration documents, or have a Social Security number in order to be eligible for FAMIS Prenatal Coverage. However, you do need to meet the income rules.


Important COVID-19 Update: More Free At-Home Tests Are Available

Every home in the U.S. can now order 8 more at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free.


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children 6 Months and Older

The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months and older. You can now protect your youngest children from serious illness or hospital stays due to COVID-19.