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Medicaid is a U.S. government health insurance program for some low-income people and families who fall into certain groups. Medicaid programs are run by each state and the rules may differ from state to state. Contact your local department of social services to get more information about medicaid. Call 1-800-552-3431 or click here to visit their website.

FAMIS (Including FAMIS Moms and FAMIS Plus) is Virginia's Medicaid program for women who are pregnant and those who are within two months of having given birth. Call 1-866-873-2647 to get more information.

The following links will take you to websites that will give you information about finding health and human services programs in Virginia.

Multicultural Health and Human Service Programs in Virginia

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Virginia Department of Social Services


Use the links or telephone numbers below to find information about U.S. government sponsors resources for health services.

Medicare (in English, en Español)
Call 1-800-633-4227 for more information
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare Y Usted [Brochure Download]

Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care - Find a health center in Virginia will help you find a health center that will take care of you even if yo have no health insurance. They allow you to pay what you can based on your income.

Office of Global Health Affairs, Refugee Health is a U.S. government office that works on health questions and rules for refugees. Click on the link or call the number below to get information or resources about health services for refugees. Call (301) 443-1774 for more information.

Office of Minority Health is the U.S. government agency that works on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and on making good health reality for all people in the United States. Click on the link to get information about health issues for minority populations or health resources for minority populations or health issues for minority populations or health resources for minority populations, including those that do not speak English.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Office for Civil Rights
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Last Updated: 04-01-2013

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