What it Covers

If you get Medical Assistance, it will pay for a broad range of medical services, including all services that the government considers Essential Health Benefits (EHBs). If you’re not sure if a particular service is covered by MA, or if it requires prior authorization, ask your doctor or Chat with a Hub expert.

Here is a list of the main services that MA provides:

  • Alcohol and drug treatment
  • Chiropractic care
  • Dental care (limited for nonpregnant adults)
  • Doctor/clinic visits
  • Emergency room care (ER)
  • Eye exams
  • Eyeglasses
  • Family planning services
  • Hearing aids
  • Home care
  • Hospice care
  • Hospital services (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Interpreter services
  • Lab and X-rays
  • Licensed birth center services
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Medical transportation (access, ambulance and special)
  • Mental health care
  • Nursing homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF-DDs)
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Pregnancy related services
  • Prescriptions and medication therapy management
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Urgent care
  • Visits to a clinic or physician for preventive care, including routine physicals

Depending on your circumstances, MA may cover some long-term care services, including nursing homes. If you have specific disability-related needs, you should also see whether you can qualify for disability-based MA. Contact your local county human services agency for more information.