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To apply for Medicaid, you will need to fill out and submit an application, also known as an Indiana Application for Health Coverage. Health coverage applications are processed by the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Division of Family Resources (DFR). You can apply in person, online, by mail, or by phone. Once you submit your complete application, it can take up to 90 days  to determine if you are eligible.

If you are a pregnant woman, you may be able to receive medical care while you wait for your application to be processed. Please refer to Presumptive Eligibility for more info.

Apply Online

Apply online via the benefits portal. Click Apply Now next to Apply Online for Health Coverage. You can also apply through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

Apply in Person

Apply for health coverage in person at a DFR office. To find a DFR office near you, visit Find My Local DFR Office. On that screen, scroll down and click on your county of residence.

Apply By Phone

To apply by phone, call   DFR at 1-800-403-0864.

Note: A certified navigator can assist you with the process to apply for your health coverage. Visit the Find a Navigator page to locate a navigator near you.

Check the status of an application

You can check the status of your application online or by calling 1-800-403-0864. You will need to have your case number to check the status of your application.

Please remember that your application must be complete and all required documentation must be submitted before DFR can begin processing your application.

In accordance with HIPAA and other applicable federal regulations, DFR is committed to respecting the privacy of each client. For that reason, DFR will not share or disclose information about your case without a signed DFR Authorization for Disclosure of Personal and Health Information form. You can submit this form to your local DFR office through:

Note: To find your local DFR office’s contact information, visit Find My Local DFR Office. On that screen, scroll down and click on your county of residence.

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