To find a dentist in your area that accepts Medicaid, go to the InsureKidsNow website, and use the Find a Dentist for Your Kid search box on the homepage to search for a dentist in your area using your zip code. According to the Medicaid website, Medicaid is required to provide minimum dental benefits for children, but each state decides individually whether adults receive dental benefits. Therefore, adults may not be able to find a provider in their area.Know More
Type "insurekidsnow.gov" in your browser's address bar, and press Enter. When the website appears, scroll down to locate the Find a Dentist for Your Kid search box.
Select your state from the state drop-down list, select Medicaid from the benefit plan drop-down list, and then type your zip code in the designated box. Click the Search button. The search results list appears in a pop-up box or in a new tab in your browser, depending on your browser's settings.
The search results list includes each provider's name, address, phone number and distance from the Zip code entered. It also states whether the provider is accepting new patients, what the provider's specialty is, whether the provider can accommodate special needs and the date the information was last updated. Additionally, the results list includes links to view the provider's full profile and driving directions to the dentist's office via Google Maps.
To determine if a local dentist accepts Medicaid, a patient can simply call the dentist and ask if they accept it, or the patient can visit their state's Medicaid website and search for dentists who accept Medicaid. In addition, patients can call the toll-free number on the back of their Medicaid card, and they can speak with a state representative who can help them find a dental provider in their area.Full Answer >
Medicaid is a governmental program that provides medical and health-related services for specific groups of people in the United States who meet certain criteria. Many times this care is provided at no cost to individuals and families, serving U.S. citizens with low incomes and few resources.Full Answer >
Children, pregnant women, families with children and people with certain health issues who meet eligibility requirements can qualify for Medicaid in Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Health bases Medicaid eligibility on citizenship status, residency, family income and size, available resources and health care needs as of 2015.Full Answer >
As of 2015, about one in three dentists accept Medicaid as a form of payment. General practice dentists are more likely than specialists to accept Medicaid, and dentists in rural areas are almost twice as likely to take Medicaid than those in cities or suburbs.Full Answer >