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Get the Prescriptions and Equipment You Need

When you visit your primary care provider (PCP), you may receive a prescription medication, if necessary. Prescriptions or scripts allow you to get the medicine or medical equipment that has been approved by your doctor.


Open Enrollment Season Begins This Month

Having a health care plan that meets your needs is important. Some Medallion members are now able to choose their health plan for the year ahead.


Dental Health is Important to Overall Wellness

All Medicaid members with full benefits have access to dental services through their Medicaid coverage. During an appointment, your dentist or dental hygienist may clean your teeth, take X-rays and check your gums to understand your overall dental health.


We Can Take You to Health Care

Virginia can help if you are a Medicaid recipient and have no other way of getting to a health care facility. There is nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) available that can help.


Return to Normal Enrollment Process Coming Soon

Virginia Medicaid will soon return to our normal enrollment process for health care coverage, and we need your help to spread the word. All Medicaid members need to update their contact information so they continue to receive high quality health care coverage.


Medicaid Covers Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Mental illness and addiction affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Virginia Medicaid covers treatment to help members avoid a crisis, as well as services to support recovery.


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Request Your Vaccination Record Online

You can use the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Request Portal to easily look up your COVID-19 vaccine record for free. 


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: A Second Booster Dose is Available to Those 50 and Older

The FDA recently approved a second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 booster shot for:

  • People 50 and older
  • People ages 12-49 with some long-term medical conditions (Please consult your doctor if you might be eligible.)

Once You Have a Plan, You Need a Doctor

Once you select your health plan, it’s time to choose your primary care provider (PCP)A PCP is your doctor who provides most of the health care you will need. Your PCP may also refer you to other providers for more specialized care.


3 Easy Ways to Apply for Medicaid Coverage

Having health coverage during your pregnancy can help protect both you and your baby. Cover Virginia makes it easy to apply for quality no-cost health coverage to help ensure that you and your baby remain healthy.