Frequently Asked Questions

Help if not Qualified for Medicaid

Alabama Medicaid is a very limited program and does not cover all low-income people or all medical services for those on Medicaid. Below are some questions people often ask about other help that might be available. Click on the questions to see the answers.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) typically charge based on your ability to pay. More information on FQHCs can be found at the following Alabama Medicaid website link: http://medicaid.alabama.gov/content/4.0_Programs/4.4_Medical_Facilities/4.4.3_FQHCs.aspx. In some communities, there are services available through the local health department or medical clinics for people who do not have any type of insurance.
As far as Medicaid is concerned, there are limited options. If the person has a child and is a parent/caretaker, or wishes to have family planning coverage only through Plan First, they should check with their former caseworker or an Alabama Medicaid worker at a public health department for help. If the person is disabled, they may want to consider applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through the Social Security Administration. Patient Assistance programs may be able to help with medicine if you have no other coverage. For more information, click on the following Alabama Medicaid website link: http://medicaid.alabama.gov/documents/4.0_Programs/4.3_Pharmacy-DME/4.3.13_Contacts_Links/4.3.13_Patient_Assistance_Programs_Revised_12-19-18.pdf. Another option is to apply for insurance through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace at https://www.healthcare.gov/.
There are a number of programs that are set up to help people who do not have insurance to get their medicine. For a list of these Patient Assistance Programs click on the following Alabama Medicaid website link: http://medicaid.alabama.gov/documents/4.0_Programs/4.3_Pharmacy-DME/4.3.13_Contacts_Links/4.3.13_Patient_Assistance_Programs_Revised_12-19-18.pdf.