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How to apply for health care coverage

How to apply for health care coverage - Medicaid, MOMS, Healthy Michigan Plan, MIChild for adults, pregnant women, children and families

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers several ways to apply for health care coverage. Online applications are encouraged and will be processed faster than paper. After completing an application, you will be notified of the programs you and your family members are eligible for. See below for ways to apply and receive help.

How to apply

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At home

MDHHS offices

  • Apply online at the MDHHS offices at their kiosks:

In-person assistance

  • For in-person application assistance – Find a Navigation Partner
    • Go to - click Find a Community Partner. Search for nearby Navigator by entering your address.
    • Macomb County Health Department has a navigator (English or Spanish) 586-469-5520

Paper applications

  • Apply with the paper application which you can download at
    • Click on Assistance Programs, click Health Care Coverage, click Go to Health Care Coverage, click Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying costs. Complete the fillable form DCH-1426 or download the printable version. 
    • For other types of assistance, click on Doing Business with MDHHS, click Forms and Applications, click Applications, click MDHHS-1171 Assistance Application, click on MDHHS-1171 Assistance Application and Program Supplements.

Healthy Michigan Plan


Important Medicaid phone numbers after enrollment

  • Michigan Enrolls - to enroll in or choose a health plan 888-367-6557 (888-ENROLLS) or 800-975-7630 
  • Beneficiary Helpline – problems with or questions about benefits; and to request a new MIHealth card 800-642-3195 or email
  • ModivCare Solutions – for non-emergency transportation to medical appointments 866-569-1902 for those with MI Medicaid. Those with Medicaid Health Plans must contact their health plans for transportation.
  • Need to speak with a caseworker about your case? Call 844-464-3447 (844-4MI-DHHS).