Kiowa County Health Department
Medicaid Eligibility Analyst
The Kiowa County Health Department offers services to determine financial eligibility for low income individuals and to complete an electronic application for Oklahoma Medicaid. Eligibility is based on financial need, residency, household size, citizenship, and age of the applicant.
The population Kiowa County Health Department services for Medicaid (SoonerCare) is Pregnant Women, Children under the age of 19, Parents/guardians of children under the age of 19, and SoonerPlan (family planning) for age 19 and older for prevention of pregnancy. Income requirement and household size differ depending on the benefit.
SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) is a health coverage program jointly funded by the federal and state government. This program helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can't afford them. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is the state agency that administers the program and determines financial eligibility for the program.
SoonerPlan is a benefit plan covering limited services related to family planning, to women and men ages 19 and older, in an effort to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
Applications are available as a walk-in basis Monday through Friday. Household members are determined according to who could be, or may be included on the same tax filing form.
Kiowa County Health department staff also provide assistance in filling out the application for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (Oklahoma Cares). This program provides SoonerCare benefits to uninsured women under 65, who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer (including pre-cancerous conditions and early stage cancer)
Oklahoma Health Care Authority offers several free publications that feature SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma programs. These publications may be downloaded individually to obtain more information about the many programs available to offer assistance to those in need.
For more information call Kiowa County Health Department at 580-726-3316.