About Medicaid, The Pulaski Free Clinic, and YOU
In 2018, The Virginia State Legislature voted to Expand Medicaid. What does that mean?
It's very good news! It means that starting in 2019, many more people can be covered by Medicaid (free health insurance) than in past years.
Who can get Medicaid?
Any Virginia resident can get Medicaid if his or her total household income is at or below 138% of what's known as the "Federal Poverty Guideline" Here's what that looks like in dollar amount:
A single person, with no other adults or children living in the home, will qualify for Medicaid if his or her annual income is $16,643 or less.
For two people it's $22,411
For three people it's $28,180
... and so on
How do I apply for Medicaid?
You can apply online, by phone, by mail, or in person. Here's everything you need to know: Medicaid Information
What if I make a little too much money or I am denied Medicaid?
The Pulaski Free Clinic has provided cost-free medical care for uninsured Pulaski County residents since 1984. We believe that everyone deserves medical care even if they can't afford insurance.
If you think you might qualify for Medicaid, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Medicaid is excellent insurance, and will cover you even if you need to go to the hospital.
If you apply for Medicaid and you do not qualify, you will receive a "denial letter". Save this letter!! Bring it, along with your proof of residence and proof of income to the clinic. Read more here about how to become a patient. Your denial letter from Medicaid is very, very important. It will help us to get medications for you at little or no cost to you. If we don't have that letter, you will need to go to Social Services to get a copy for us.
How much money can I make every year and still qualify to be a patient at the Pulaski Free Clinic?
We believe that hard-working low-income people shouldn't have to make the choice between paying bills and going to the doctor. Our mission is to make sure that you get the healthcare you need. The clinic serves Pulaski County residents who make up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
A single person, with no other adults or children living in the home, will qualify to be a Free Clinic patient if his or her annual income is $36,180 or less.
For two people it's $48,720
For three people it's $61,260
... and so on
The bottom line:
If you think you might qualify for Medicaid, please apply. If you are denied, or if your annual household income is above Medicaid's limits, we invite you to become a patient of the Pulaski Free Clinic.