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Massachusetts MassHealth (Medicaid) Benefits

Program Description

Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) pays for health care for certain low and medium income people living in Massachusetts. MassHealth offers health-care benefits directly or by paying part or all of your health-insurance premiums. MassHealth offers different types of coverage based on your age, whether you are a parent, pregnant, disabled HIV positive or have breast or cervical cancer, and whether you work for a small employer. MassHealth will decide if you are eligible and give you the most complete coverage that you qualify for.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts, a U.S. national, citizen or qualified noncitizen* in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

*Certain other noncitizens may also be eligible for MassHealth including certain children, pregnant women, disabled and seniors.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To receive MassHealth, you may apply online at or you may, download an Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs at:

You may also call MassHealth Customer Service to apply by phone or to request an application:

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit:
TTY available toll-free at: 1-800-497-4648