Medicaid and KanCare Eligibility Guidelines
Eligibility workers are available in several locations throughout the state to help you through the application and enrollment process. See our list of KDHE Outreach Staff to find one near you.
Children: The state of Kansas offers health coverage through KanCare to qualifying children under age 19. KanCare is available to children who qualify for either Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For families in some income categories, monthly premiums ranging from $20 to $50 per family apply. Overview and Eligibility Guidelines for Children.
Pregnant Women: KanCare is available to expectant mothers who meet eligibility guidelines. The program offers comprehensive health coverage in addition to prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. Overview and Eligibility Guidelines for Pregnant Women.
Adult Parents and Caregivers: KanCare is available to adult, non-disabled, non-elderly parents or caregivers of children younger than 19. Benefits and coverage are the same as those for children in KanCare. Enrollment for adults is limited to those who meet Medicaid eligibility guidelines. Overview and Guidelines for Adult Parents and Caregivers.
Seniors and Disabled: Health coverage and long-term care for people over age 65 and people with disabilities is available through KanCare. Participants may also be eligible for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) as an alternative to institutional care. KanCare can be used in conjunction with Medicare benefits and covers some services, including nursing home and long-term care, that are not covered by Medicare. Participants may also receive financial assistance for Medicare Part D (prescription drug) expenses. Overview of Services for Seniors and Disabled Individuals.