Medicaid is a federal mandated program to cover medical expenses of the uninsured and the under insured.

Eligibility is determined based on income, family size, age and other factors.


It is funded by:

  • State
  • Federal Government
  • Local Taxes


If you or those you are applying for are:

  • Pregnant
  • Under age 65
  • Not considered disabled
  • Have no other health insurance
  • Do not already have an open Medicaid or Temporary Assistance case


You MUST apply for health insurance through the NYS Health Insurance Marketplace



Contact the outreach program navigators at:


  • Wayne County Action Program at 315-665-0131
  • FIDELIS at 888-343-3547
  • United HealthCare at 800-493-4647
  • Excellus at 800-650-4359


To apply, you will need the following information for ALL applicants, spouse and parents of applying children:


  • Complete legal names
  • Social security numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Citizenship information/immigration status information if applicable
  • Resident address and mailing address
  • ALL household income and employer information including paystubs, tax returns, unemployment, and social security benefits, etc.
  • Information on any additional health insurance available
  • Name of primary care physician


Any questions or reporting any changes must be done through the Service Center at 1-855-355-5777