Apply for Medicaid

Do you need health coverage? If you’re eligible, you can apply for Medicaid on this page!

Note: If you currently receive Medicare and need help paying your premium or copay, call our office at 973-326-7800. We can help you apply for assistance.

Check Your Eligibility

Before you apply, make sure you’re eligible.

If you’re a child or adult under 65, you may be eligible for Medicaid via NJ FamilyCare. Visit the NJ FamilyCare website to make sure you meet all the requirements. (This information is available in Spanish.)

If you’re

  • over 65 and/or disabled, or
  • a person with disabilities between ages 16-64, who is working part or full time,

you might be eligible for Medicaid via NJ FamilyCare Aged, Blind, Disabled (ABD) Programs. Read the ABD Programs brochure to make sure you meet all the requirements. (This information is available in Spanish.)

Apply

If you’re eligible, you can apply for Medicaid following the instructions below:

Online

The New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services has implemented new changes to its online portal to apply for all Medicaid programs. Follow these instructions:

Step 1.Prepare your Documents

Have the following documents ready:

  • resources (bank account, annuity, trust statements) 
  • income (paycheck, social security, child support, alimony)
  • identification (driver's license, birth certificate, passport)

Be prepared to provide an email address at the time of application. It is estimated that the application can be completed in 10 minutes.

Step 2.Apply Online

Visit the NJ Family Care website to apply. You can apply and upload required the documents via smartphone, tablet or PC.

Step 3.Check your Application Status

You can check on the status of your Medicaid application online at the NJ Family Care website, as well as receive electronic notifications. It can take between 45 and 90 days for your application to be processed.

Step 4.Follow-Up

In about 7-10 business days, you will receive a letter in the mail from our office. This letter will let you know who your case worker is.

Contact the case worker to get updates on your application. 

In Person

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you're applying in person, follow these instructions: 

Step 1.Prepare your documents

Make a copy of the following documents:

  • resources (bank account, annuity, trust statements) 
  • income (paycheck, social security, child support, alimony)
  • identification (driver's license, birth certificate, passport)

Step 2.Fill out the application 

Medicaid (disabled, over 65)

Family Care (adults and children under age 65)

Print and fill out the application that applies to you. If you need a copy mailed to you, call 973-326-7800.

Step 3.Drop off your application

Bring your application and document copies to our office. You'll be able to drop it off in the building's vestibule (instead of entering the building, due to COVID-19).

Morristown location
340 West Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Dover location
79 Bassett Highway
Dover, NJ 07801
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Step 4.Follow-up

In about 7-10 business days, you will receive a letter in the mail from our office. This letter will let you know who your case worker is.

Contact the case worker to get updates on your application. 

Mail

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you're applying in person, follow these instructions: 

Step 1.Prepare your documents

Make a copy of the following documents:

  • resources (bank account, annuity, trust statements) 
  • income (paycheck, social security, child support, alimony)
  • identification (driver's license, birth certificate, passport)

Step 2.Fill out the application 

Medicaid (disabled, over 65)

Family Care (adults and children under age 65)

Print and fill out the application that applies to you. If you need a copy mailed to you, call 973-326-7800.

Step 3.Mail us your application

Mail your application and document copies to our office:

Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance
340 West Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Step 4.Follow-up

In about 7-10 business days, you will receive a letter in the mail from our office. This letter will let you know who your case worker is.

Contact the case worker to get updates on your application. 

Fax

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you're applying in person, follow these instructions: 

Step 1.Prepare your documents

Make a copy of the following documents:

  • resources (bank account, annuity, trust statements) 
  • income (paycheck, social security, child support, alimony)
  • identification (driver's license, birth certificate, passport)

Step 2.Fill out the application 

Medicaid (disabled, over 65)

Family Care (adults and children under age 65)

Print and fill out the application that applies to you. If you need a copy mailed to you, call 973-326-7800.

Step 3.Fax us your application

Fax your application and document copies to 973-285-6467. 

Step 4.Follow-up

In about 7-10 business days, you will receive a letter in the mail from our office. This letter will let you know who your case worker is.

Contact the case worker to get updates on your application. 

 

Client Information Release Form

If you want us to be able to speak with a family member, friend, or agency on your behalf, you need to fill out the Client Information Release form.

Fill out the form online:

Fill it out on paper and mail it to us: