Montana Medicaid is health care coverage for some low-income adults. Medicaid is run by DPHHS (the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services).
Healthy Montana Kids Plus (HMK Plus) used to be called children’s Medicaid, before October 1, 2009. HMK Plus is health care coverage for low-income children in Montana and is also run by DPHHS. All medically necessary services are provided to children covered by HMK Plus.
The State of Montana pays about one-third of the cost of Medicaid and HMK Plus and the federal government pays the rest.
The federal government makes basic laws and rules for Medicaid. But no two state Medicaid programs are exactly alike. This means even if you qualified for Medicaid in another state, you would still need to apply in Montana.
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:
Check out the topics in the left menu for more on eligibility, and Medicaid and HMK Plus programs. The Frequently Asked Questions section answers some of the most common questions about Medicaid and HMK Plus.
To apply for HMK Plus: the easiest way to apply is to visit the Healthy Montana Kids website and apply online. You may also print off an application to mail. Or call 1-877-KidsNow (1-877-543-7669) to have an application sent to you. Applications may be dropped off at any Office of Public Assistance.
Page last updated 02/12/2013