(Pregnant Women and Children's Health Insurance / Families Health Insurance)
Healthy Start / Healthy Families provides free health insurance for children, pregnant women, and families of low and moderate-income.
Eligibility is determined by the number of persons in the household and total household income. Children in eligible working families living in Lorain County may qualify until they reach their 19th birthday.
Pregnant women, children, and families enrolled in Healthy Start /Healthy Families receive care through a Managed Care Plan (MCP). The MCP provides a number of health services including hospital or acute illness care, well-child checkups, dental care, eyeglasses, prescribed medicine and immunizations. At present, there are two Managed Care Plans in Lorain County. Families may chose their MCP based on their own priorities for convenient location, hospitals, selection of doctors, etc.
The two participating plans in Lorain County for family Medicaid are Caresource and Wellcare of Ohio. To enroll or change plans, please contact the Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Center at 1-800-605-3040 (1-800-292-3572 TTY) Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., or visit their website at http://ohiomcec.com/.
Or you may contact Caresource at 1-800-488-0134 (1-800-750-0750 TTY) Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or visit their website at www.caresource.com, or Wellcare Health Plan Ohio at 1-800-951-7719 (1-877-247-6272 TTY) Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or visit their website at www.wellcare.com.
Families may apply by mail. No office visit is necessary.
Lorain County residents may call 440-323-5726 or 440-244-4150 to request an application be mailed to you. Ask for the Intake Screening department.
To learn more about Healthy Start/Healthy Families and Managed Care Plans call the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 / TDD: 1-800-292-3572, or log on to the Ohio Health Plans website at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/
Lorain County Job & Family Services
42485 North Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035-1057
Main Phone: (440) 323-5726
Lorain: (440) 244-4150
Fax: (440) 323-3422
TTY/TDD: (440) 284-4125
Cash/Food/Medical Call Center: (440) 284-4300
Child Support Call Center: (440) 284-4401