Healthy Montana Kids Plus
Montana Medicaid is health care coverage for some low-income Montanans. Medicaid is run by DPHHS (the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services).
Healthy Montana Kids Plus (HMK Plus) is health coverage for low-income children in Montana and is also run by DPHHS.
The State of Montana pays about one-third of the cost of Medicaid and HMK Plus and the federal government pays the rest.
Medicaid and HMK Plus do not pay money to you. Instead, payments for health care services are sent directly to your health care providers.
If Medicaid and HMK Plus pay for health care:
- Services must be medically necessary.
- Services must be provided by a health care provider who is a Montana Medicaid or HMK Plus provider.
- Services must be Medicaid or HMK Plus covered services
Medicaid and HMK Plus Eligibility
To be eligible for Medicaid in Montana, you must meet income and resource limits. You must also fit into at least one of these groups:
- Families with dependent children
- Pregnant women
- Children and youth 18 and under will receive Healthy Montana Kids Plus if eligible (no resource limits)
- Women with breast or cervical cancer or pre-cancer
- People 65 and over
- People who are disabled (based on Social Security standards)
- The easiest way is to Apply Online or,
- Bring your application to your local Office of Public Assistance.
- You may also apply for Medicaid by mailing an application. You can print an application at the Public Assistance website.
Need help filling out your application or questions concerning your application? Call Toll Free: (877) KidsNow or (877) 543-7669