Medicaid/FAMIS (Virginia’s State-Sponsored Health Insurance programs)

Virginia has several free or low-cost health insurance programs for those who qualify.

For more information about Virginia’s Medicaid/FAMIS programs, eligibility requirements, or help with enrollment:

  • Project Connect outreach workers provide free one-on-one applying for Medicaid/FAMIS. They can also help gather the information needed to apply for or help complete annual renewal applications. See if there’s a Project Connect location near you.
  • Go to the CoverVA website
  • Contact the Cover Virginia Call Center at: 1-855-242-8282
  • Call SignUpNow for help at: 1-804-828-6062

To learn more about each of the programs, click on the links below or scroll down:








On January 1, 2019, Medicaid became available to eligible adult Virginians ages 19 – 64 who live in households earning ≤138% of the Federal Poverty Level ($17,775 for an individual or $30,305 for a family of three in 2021). Nearly 400,000 Virginians are now income-eligible. Coverage is comprehensive, and includes doctor, hospital and emergency services; prescription drugs; behavioral health and substance use services; and more. To find out more or to use an eligibility screening tool, please go to the Cover Virginia website.


Give your children a healthy start in life.  Check out the FAMIS programs today!

Your children may be eligible to get free or low cost insurance through Virginia’s FAMIS and FAMIS Plus programs. FAMIS stands for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security.

FAMIS and FAMIS Plus are comprehensive health insurance. They help children stay healthy and get care when they are sick. FAMIS coverage includes:

  • Doctor visits
  • Prescription medicines
  • Hospital care
  • Dental care
  • Mental Health services
  • Eyeglasses
  • Immunizations
  • Regular check-ups — and more

Eligibility is based on a family’s monthly income. A family of four earning up to 205% of the Federal Poverty Level may qualify.  (click here to see the income guidelines).

Important! Families must renew their child’s coverage in FAMIS/FAMIS Plus each year.

Pregnant Women

If you are pregnant, you may be able to get free health insurance that will cover you during your pregnancy and for 60 days after your baby is born. Pregnant women living in households earning up to 205% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible (click here to see the income guidelines). Pregnant women must be lawfully present in the U.S., and Virginia residents, to be eligible.

Coverage includes:

  • Doctor or clinic visits
  • Hospitalizations
  • Prescription medicines
  • Eye care
  • Mental health services
  • Substance abuse services
  • Tobacco cessation services (help to quit smoking)
  • Non-emergency transportation
  • Dental care

Last Updated on February 16, 2021