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Medical Assistance
NC Division of Medical Assistance - High quality health care through Medicaid and Health Choice for Children.

Medicaid Identification (MID) Card

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Your caseworker will mail you a notice to tell you if your application for Medicaid was approved.

When you are approved for Medicaid, you will receive a Medicaid identification card in the mail. You will only receive one Medicaid identification card each year. The card is gray. The card contains your name, address, date of birth, and Medicaid indentification number.

If you are enrolled in Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), also known as Carolina ACCESS (CA), the name, address and phone number for your Carolina ACCESS doctor (medical home) are printed on your card.

Sign the Medicaid identification card when you receive it. You must present your card to your doctor, druggist or other Medicaid providers at each visit so that they can verify your eligibility. If you or your family members do not show your cards to the person treating you, that person will not know that you are receiving Medicaid. You may then have to pay the full cost of the treatment or medication.

If your eligibility stops, keep the Medicaid identification card in case you become eligible again. You will normally receive one card per year as long as you remain eligible. However, if your name or your primary care doctor changes, you will receive a new Medicaid identification card with the updated information.

If you lose your Medicaid card, call your caseworker at local County Department of Social Services (DSS) to request a replacement card.


December 20, 2013