Medicaid Enrollment is the MSBS Presumptive Eligibility / Medicaid On-Site Application Assistance (PE/MOSAA) program designed to help students and families with the process of Medicaid enrollment and can also provide eligible families with temporary cards that entitle them to obtain medical care while they wait for their application to be processed.
New Mexico Human Services Department
The New Mexico Human Services department (NMHSD) works to reduce the impact of poverty on people living in New Mexico.
- PE/MOSAA staff will meet with families or individuals to assist with the process of Medicaid enrollment.
- Bilingual services are available.
- If you are eligible for benefits, you'll be provided with short-term full coverage insurance that covers healthcare needs until you are able to get benefits from the New Mexico Human Services Department's Income Support Division.
What are the Available Benefits?
Available Medicaid benefits for families who qualify include:
- Doctor and dental visits
- Vision and hearing exams
- Medicine prescriptions
- Hospital care
- Mental health counseling
- Well Child check-up
Do I Qualify for Medicaid?
Many families in New Mexico qualify for free health insurance for their children from birth to age 19. Even more families can qualify for low cost insurance, consisting of minimal co-pay at the time of your visit. In many cases, your child may qualify for an emergency card that would entitle them to obtain care while you wait for the application to be processed.
To qualify for Medicaid, you must meet the following requirements:
- Your child must be a U. S. citizen or legal resident
- Your family’s gross monthly income must meet certain criteria
How Do I Apply for Medicaid Benefits?
Staff will meet with families or individuals to assist with the process of Medicaid enrollment. Services will be granted to those who meet all eligibility requirements.
Contact the Medicaid enrollment staff to make an appointment.
Qualifying individuals or families will be provided with immediate, short-term full coverage insurance that covers healthcare needs until the application has been processed by the Income Support Division.
The following documents are required to apply for Medicaid services:
- Proof of parents' last 4 weeks of income (or, if parents aren't working, proof of how rent and utilities are paid)
- Proof of citizenship for each applicant, which can include:
- Birth certificate
- US passport
- Certificate of citizenship
- Certificate of naturalization
- Picture ID of parent/guardian and child
- Child's Social Security Number
- Proof of other medical insurance (if applicable)
- Proof of childcare expense (if applicable)