Health/Medical Services


The Medicaid program helps certain groups of low-income people with payments for health and medical care. The local Social Service agency in the locality where you live takes applications and determines eligibility. The Department of Medical Assistance Services pays the bills to providers. Medicaid is divided into three basic programs:

  • Families and Children
  • Aged, Blind and Disabled
  • Long Term Care

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS)

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) provides access to quality health services for children of working families.

Your children under the age of 19 may be eligible if they live in Virginia, do not have health insurance now and have not had it in the past 4 months (some exceptions apply), are US Citizens or qualified aliens (other children may be eligible), and live in a family meeting the FAMIS income guidelines.

FAMIS: Covering Children with Affordable Health Insurance

Additional Information

For more information or to apply you can call 1-866-87FAMIS (FAMIS Central Operation Center).

Additional information may be found at

For more information call 434-799-6546.