Refugees have access to Medicaid for the first 8 months after their arrival to the states. It is imperative that they follow through with all medical treatment during this time, as they may not have access to health insurance after this time.
The caseworker from their resettlement office applies for the Medicaid. However, if coverage hasn't been confirmed within the first 3 weeks of their arrival, it would be helpful for someone to contact the Medicaid to office to see if additional documentation is necessary. Frequently, the caseworkers are overburdened and unable to follow-up promptly.
Applications for Adult Medicaid or Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) may be made Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations:
Wallace H. Kuralt Centre DSS
301 Billingsley Road
Chapin Hall DSS
3205 Freedom Drive
In an effort to provide outreach in locations more convenient to the elderly and disabled, individuals with accounts at the hospital locations may also apply for Adult Medicaid at the following locations:
- Carolinas Medical Center on Blythe Boulevard (CMC-Main Entrance)
- Carolinas Medical Center's Mercy Hospital on Vail Avenue (CMC-Mercy)
– Please call 704-304-5665 for Appointment for this location
- Carolinas Medical Center Behavioral Center (CMC-Randolph)
- Carolinas Medical Center University Hospital (CMC-University/Main Entrance)
– Please call 704-863-5621 for Appointment for this location
- Presbyterian Hospital (Hawthorne Lane)