Frequently Asked Questions

 My Medicaid Web Portal for Recipients

Medicaid's "My Medicaid" web portal has been set up to help recipients check their eligibility status and perform other functions online.
Below are some questions people often ask about the My Medicaid" web portal.  Click on the questions to see the answers:

The "My Medicaid" website is for Alabama Medicaid recipients or people who have applied for Alabama Medicaid services. You can see the status of an application, change personal information, change providers, request a new card or see when you are eligible. A link to My Medicaid is at the bottom of the Medicaid website home page or at .
To set up a "My Medicaid" account, you must have an email address to register. If you do not have an email address, you can get a free email account at Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail. Once you have an email address, you will need to click on the link "New User-Register Now." You will be asked for some basic information and to set a password. Write your password down and keep it in a safe place where you can find it. Fill out the information and hit "submit."
Click on the link on the left hand side of the screen that says "Forgot User ID?" You will be asked for your date of birth and your recipient ID or Social Security Number. If the information you provide matches up with your Medicaid file, you will get a message that your User ID is being sent to the email address you registered.
To change your secret or "challenge" questions, you will need to log in and then choose "My Account" on the left hand side under Recipient. Look in the section for "Contact Information" and select "Edit." You can then change or update your answers. You can also update your Site Key Picture and Passphrase in the same place.
Please send us your full name, date of birth, current mailing address, and either the last four of your Social Security Number or Medicaid Number, along with the old email address and (your new) alternate email address. We can then send a temporary password and User ID to let you get into and update your account.
After you enter your User ID, go to the password page. Look under the blank where you would put your password and click on the link that says "Forgot Password." Answer a challenge question and hit submit. You will get a temporary password at the email address you set up when you registered. Enter the temporary password in the password field and click on Log In. You will be sent to a screen where you will enter the temporary password, then choose a new password. After doing that, you will simply need to log in with your new password.
To update your personal information such as your address or marital status, you can log on to My Medicaid and then click on "My Account." From there you can check on the type of information you want to change and follow the directions to change it.
Yes. To change your Patient 1st Doctor, you may do this on My Medicaid, or online at Click on the link in the lower right-hand corner of the page called "Patient 1st Provider." You will see the Patient 1st provider you now have. To change your doctor, click on the link below the doctor's name that says "Choose a Patient 1st provider" and follow the instructions. If the change can be made, you will be given a date when you can start going to the new doctor.
To order a new Medicaid card on My Medicaid, start by clicking on the green tab at the top that says "Medicaid Cards" (It is right under the yellow "M" at the top of the page or look underneath the Medicaid Cards section on the home page and click on the sample card. Underneath the Medicaid Cards section, click on "Get a New Card." Fill out the form to let Medicaid know why you need a new card. Be sure that your address is correct on the file or the card will get sent back to Medicaid. If you need a temporary card (Proof of Medicaid eligibility), click on "Print Proof of Eligibility" and then click on the name of the person who needs the proof of eligibility. Click on submit. A print box for your computer will pop up and you can print out the form.
To check Medicaid status, go to the recipient section of "My Medicaid." Click on "Check Medicaid Status or Withdraw from Medicaid." Choose the name of the person you want to check on. The status of that person will be shown in the Status column.