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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.


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.



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

A noncitizen’s immigration status will not be affected by receiving health care, food, housing, and many other government benefits. The only government benefits that could affect immigration status are cash assistance (SSI and W-2) and institutional long-term care paid for by Medicaid. Public benefits received by children and pregnant women will not impact their parents’ or spouse’s immigration status. If you need help affording food or paying for medical care, applying for or getting FoodShare or BadgerCare Plus will not have any impact on your immigration status. This information provided is in accordance with 8 C.F.R. 103, 212, 213, and 245.

A “public charge” is someone who the government believes is likely to become dependent on the government for basic needs. Public charge is part of immigration policy that can impact some noncitizens’ ability to gain entry to the United States or get a green card.

Last revised January 26, 2023