Medicaid in Wisconsin

COVID-19 Updates

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our participants and members during the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay informed about the latest program updates, limitations to in-person contacts, general COVID-19 resources, and more, please go to the COVID-19: ForwardHealth Program Updates for You and Your Family webpage.

Apply for Child Tax Credit by November 15 

You may be able to get a child tax credit if you have children under 18 and didn’t make enough money to file taxes or had no income in 2021. Visit (Español) to apply by November 15. You may be able to get up to $3,600 for each child under age six, and up to $3,000 for each child between the ages of 6 and 17 years old. This money will not affect your Medicaid or FoodShare eligibility.


Wisconsin Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides high-quality health care coverage, long-term care, and other services to over one million Wisconsin residents. There are many types of Medicaid programs. Each program has different rules, such as about age and income, that you must meet to be eligible for the program.

You can learn more about the Medicaid programs available in Wisconsin by clicking an option below.

Three children.
Three seniors.
Five adults.


Three pregnant women.
People with Disabilities.


Related Information

Medicaid in Wisconsin: A to Z

See a complete list of all the Medicaid programs available in Wisconsin.

Guide to Health Care

This consumer guide provides information about both national and Wisconsin-based health care resources.


Medicare is a federal program that provides health care and prescription drugs for people age 65 and older.

FoodShare Wisconsin

FoodShare is a program that helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health.

View your health records

Certain Medicaid members may view their health records safely and securely via a mobile app. Find out how it works

Information about the public charge rule

In 2020, the federal government announced changes to its “public charge” rule, which may affect some immigrants who use certain types of public benefits. These changes are no longer in effect. Learn more about the public charge rule.

Last Revised: October 20, 2022