Consumer Guide to Health Care
Paying for Health Care in Wisconsin
Finding and choosing insurance
If you do not have access to private insurance, this section
provides information about programs that might help you, including the following Wisconsin
programs. (Specific eligibility requirements may vary in these
programs. Please go to links for eligibility details.)
- ACCESS is a tool to
help you determine if you are eligible for Wisconsin’s health and
nutrition assistance programs. You can check to see if you’re eligible, apply for
benefits, and find answers to common questions.
- BadgerCare Plus
is a health insurance program available to all Wisconsin children, regardless of income. Others who may be
eligible include pregnant women, parents and caretakers, young adults who are
leaving foster care when they turn 18, farmers and self-employed people,
and low-income adults with no dependent children.
Find out if you are eligible for BadgerCare Plus and other health and nutrition
programs by visiting ACCESS
(exit DHS), or call 1-800-362-3002.
Medicaid: A joint federal/state program that pays for medical
services for residents of Wisconsin who are poor, aged, blind, or
- SeniorCare: A
Medicaid program that provides prescription drug assistance for those 65
- Family Planning Only Services:
A Medicaid program that covers family planning services and supplies for
women between 15 and 44 years of age. This
(PDF, 149 KB) provides more detailed information.
Information on finding insurance and paying for care if you are:
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March 27, 2013