Medicaid and KanCare Eligibility Guidelines

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Please call the KanCare Clearinghouse at 1-800-792-4884, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM.

Coverage for Children 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. Medicaid Coverage for Children Fact Sheet.


Coverage for Pregnant Women


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. Medicaid Coverage for Pregnant Women Fact Sheet.




Parents and Caregivers 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. Medicaid Coverage for Parents or Caregivers of Children Fact Sheet.



Seniors and Disabled Persons

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 Elderly and Disabled Programs Fact Sheet.