Like each state, North Dakota manages a Medicaid program for certain residents. It’s a publicly-funded health insurance plan that enables certain low income residents of the state to obtain access to medical treatment, preventive care and even long-term care. The money comes from the state as well as the Federal Government.
Services provided by North Dakota Medicaid are available to children, parents or caretakers, pregnant women, women who have breast or cervical cancer, disabled people and those who are 65 or older. Those services may include:
- Breast and cervical cancer screenings
- Necessary medical services for children under 21
- Doctor visits, including podiatry and chiropractic, and related services
- Limited dental and vision services
- Prescription drugs
- Family planning services
- Mental health care
- Nursing facility care
- Care as a hospital inpatient or outpatient, for a limited number of days
You should note that although most services are free, some do require a small copayment and some require prior approval.
The state Department of Human Services website has all the North Dakota Medicaid info you need, whether you’re looking for more details about eligibility, how to apply or services covered through the program.