If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, MaineCare can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy - and stay healthy.
Some MaineCare services, such as nursing home care and in-home services require you to be both financially and medically eligible. Medical eligibility for nursing home care and in-home services is determined through the Office of Elder Services - visit Care Options to find out how; financial eligibility is determined by the Office of Family Independence.
MaineCare does not pay money to you; instead, it sends payments directly to your health care providers. You may also be asked to pay a part of the cost (co-payment) for some medical services.
To find out whether you are financially eligible, you will need to visit one of the Regional Offices of the Office of Integrated Access and Support Services. Use the Office Finder to locate the office which serves you.
Before your visit, you can print and complete the application by clicking on the link below.(You may prefer to have the form completed during your interview.) If you are not sure which application to complete, call the office which serves your town.
*Do not delay applying because information or a document is not immediately available to you. This information can be obtained later in the interview process.
Even if you're not eligible for MaineCare, there are other services that you may be eligible for. The home and community care assessment is for anyone who wants to know what services are available and affordable. The first step is a telephone screen to make sure you need an assessment. However, any person who wants to move to a nursing home must have an assessment. The assessment lets people know if they qualify for nursing home care, and other in-home services. For more information, visit Care Options.
Visit our Insurance page for additional health insurance information.