Starting October 1, 2018, Kaiser Permanente Medicaid patients in Virginia will be able to continue to access their Kaiser Permanente physicians and providers through a new collaboration with Virginia Premier, a Medicaid Managed Care plan in Virginia.
New members of the Virginia Premier/Kaiser Permanente program will also now have access to high-quality Kaiser Permanente physicians in Virginia for services like:
- Outpatient care
- Pediatric services
- Hospital inpatient care
- Emergency care
- Laboratory services
- Maternity and newborn care
- Mental health care
- Rehabilitative & habilitative services
- Preventive and wellness service
Are you eligible?
To be eligible, or able to get Medicaid, you must be a Virginia resident, as well as a US citizen, and meet the state’s income requirements. You can find out if you’re eligible by answering a few questions through Cover Virginia’s screening tool. Click here to learn more.
If you think you might be eligible for Medicaid, there are several ways that you can apply. You can:
- Apply online at commonhelp.virginia.gov
- Call Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282
- Visit the local office of the Department of Social Services (DSS) in person (you can find their offices here.)
How to choose Virginia Premier
When you apply, let the state know that you want Virginia Premier to be your health plan.
If you receive a letter from the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and you are not assigned to Virginia Premier, you can still switch to the plan you want. Within 90 days of your assignment, you can switch plans by calling the Managed Care Help Line at 1-800-643-2273 (TTY/TDD 1-800-817-6608). Have your Medicaid ID number ready and tell them you want to switch to Virginia Premier.