Virginia Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) and FAMIS MOMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Insurance
December 19, 2018


FAMIS MOMS is Virginia's health insurance program for uninsured pregnant women. This program provides access to quality health services for pregnant women. FAMIS covers all the medical services a pregnant woman needs to avoid getting sick and to ensure the best start for her baby. Services covered by FAMIS MOMS include all the FAMIS services appropriate to the pregnant woman's age, plus prenatal and delivery services such as doctor visits, hospital visits, prescription medicine, tests and emergency care. There are no enrollment costs or monthly premiums for FAMIS. When you get care there may be a small fee called a co-pay for some services. Most co-payments are just $2 or $5 - FAMIS MOMS covers the rest.


Virginia Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) and FAMIS MOMS is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.




In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $24,280
2 $32,920
3 $41,560
4 $50,200
5 $58,840
6 $67,480
7 $76,120
8 $84,760

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,640 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.


Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.


Application Details

Applying for FAMIS is quick and easy. Families may either:
1) Call the FAMIS Central Processing Unit to apply right over the phone, or
2) Go online to FAMIS Application-Instructions, or
3) Apply at their local Department of Social Services

Families or pregnant women wishing to apply at the FAMIS Central Processing Unit can do so by dialing the toll free number 1-866-873-2647, or by going online to: FAMIS.

Mailed or faxed applications are also acceptable. Faxed applications can be sent to 1-888-221-9402. Mailed applications can be sent to P.O. Box 1820, Richmond, VA 23218-1820.

If you would like to print an application to fill-out and return, go to the How to Apply page. 

Families and pregnant women may also apply for FAMIS/FAMIS MOMS -  through their local Department of Social Services. Applications may be mailed in, or taken in person to the Social Services office. For a listing of your local Department of Social Services, please visit the Find Your Local Department page.

Some families may also have the option of applying for FAMIS with the assistance of a community outreach project. Click here for the listing of community outreach projects on the Find Your Local Department page.



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