Apply for Health Coverage

You can apply for Medicaid and other reduced-cost health coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.  You can apply online, by phone, or in person.

Online - Click here or go to

Online at

Phone -- Call 1-800-318-2596

Call 1-800-318-2596

In Person - Visit your local community health center or local Office of Public Assistance

Find in-person help by visiting

Do I Qualify?

You may qualify for Montana Medicaid health coverage if you are a Montana resident and your income is below the amount listed below:

Approximate Monthly Income to Qualify for Montana Medicaid, 2024

Family Size Adults 19-64 Children 0-18 Pregnant Women


























You may still qualify for Medicaid if you make more. Most income levels above Medicaid eligibility qualify for financial assistance for other health coverage through the Marketplace.  You can use the Income Levels and Savings tool to find out what you might qualify for.  The best way to find out what you qualify for is to apply.

If you want to apply for food and cash assistance at the same time, apply at or call the Montana Public Assistance Helpline at 888-706-1535.

What You Need to Apply:

  • The name, address, contact info, and birth date for everyone in your household
  • Social security numbers and/or immigration documents (only for people who are applying for coverage)
  • Employer and income information for everyone in your household. Examples include pay stubs or W2 forms.
  • Other income information including Social Security Administration (SSA) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and mentions
  • Information about current health coverage for members of your household, including coverage through an employer, a spouse's employer, or Medicare