Medicaid helps pay for healthcare services for children, pregnant women, families with children, and individuals who are aged, blind or disabled who qualify based on citizenship, residency, family income, and sometimes resources and healthcare needs.
How do I apply?
Persons applying for Medicaid programs or Kid Care CHIP may complete the Medicaid Application in English or Spanish. You may call the Wyoming Department of Health Customer Service Center at 1-855-294-2127 to apply over the phone. You may also apply online at www.wesystem.wyo.gov, by completing a paper application in-person or by mailing it to:
WDH - Customer Service Center
2232 Dell Range Blvd.,
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Fax applications to:
*Please note: it can take up to 45 days to process applications.
Wyoming Dept. of Health - Customer Service Center
Pregnant women may also apply for the Presumptive Eligibility Program through a Qualified Provider. If determined presumptively eligible, they will receive up to sixty (60) days of coverage for outpatient services. For a listing of Qualified Provider locations click here.
Persons interested in other programs offered through the Department of Family Services such as SNAP, POWER, or Child Care, please visit the Department of Family Services website at: www.dfsweb.state.wy.us.
If you have questions about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or would like to apply for SSI, visit the Social Security Administration’s website at: www.ssa.gov.
If you have questions about Medicaid programs, use the left hand menu on this page or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicaid vs. Medicare
Medicaid vs. Medicare
Medicaid and Medicare are sometimes confused because of the similar look and sound of the words.
Most of us are fairly familiar with the Medicare program. We have either used it to pay for hospital and doctor visits or know someone who has.
Medicare is a type of public health insurance that pays for primary care including hospitalizations and doctors visits. Anyone who has paid into the Medicare system during their working years is eligible for Medicare. There are three “parts” to Medicare, Part A, Part B and Part D. Part A pays for hospital visits while Part B covers part of your doctor visits and some other medically related services and Part D covers some prescription costs.
What Are the Differences Between Medicaid and Medicare?
Medicaid is a need based program. Its eligibility requirements begin with your financial and medical situation, but not only must you meet medical necessity and/or financial eligibility in order to be determined eligible for Medicaid, you must fall into a coverage group that is offered by your particular state.
You can be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid at the same time (dual eligible).
If you need assistance paying some of your Medicare costs, please read more about Medicare Savings Programs by clicking on the link in the left hand menu.