Medicaid
 
Medicaid is a program that pays for health and medical care for certain groups of people with low incomes. The Medicaid program is administered by the local Department of Social Services in each city or county. Proof of identification, proof of income and other information are needed to apply. 
 

Comparing Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare is a federal health insurance program open to Americans aged 65 and older and disabled persons under 65. Medicaid is a state-specific insurance program for low income individuals with limited financial assets regardless of their age. 
 
Medicare, generally speaking, offers the same benefits to all eligible participants. However, coverage is divided into Medicare Part A for inpatient care, Part B for outpatient care and Part D for prescription coverage. (Visit our Medicare page to learn more.) Medicaid is more comprehensive in its coverage but the benefits are specific to the age group.  Children have different eligibility requirements and receive different benefits from low income adults and from the elderly or disabled persons. 
 
 

Medicaid Assistance

The Prince William Area Agency on Aging offers assistance to caregivers and older adults who need help understanding Medicaid and working through other health insurance issues. Contact us if you or a loved one needs assistance: 703-792-4156.  
 
 

Applying For Medicaid

To apply for Medicaid in Virginia, individuals can apply online at dss.virginia.gov or contact their local Department of Social Services:
 
Manassas City Department of Family Services
9324 West Street
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 361-8277
 
Manassas Park Department of Social Services
City Hall
1 Park Center Court
Manassas Park, VA 20111
(703) 335-8880
 
Prince William County Department of Social Services
7987 Ashton Ave., Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 792-7500 
 
Prince William County Department of Social Services
15941 Donald Curtis Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 792-7500