Healthy Start and Healthy Families Medicaid

(Pregnant Women and Children's Health Insurance / Families Health Insurance)


Healthy Start / Healthy Families provides free health insurance for children, pregnant women, and families of low and moderate-income.

Eligibility is determined by the number of persons in the household and total household income.  Children in eligible working families living in Gallia County may qualify until they reach their 19th birthday. Adults 19 and 20 years of age may qualify for related Medicaid.

Pregnant women, children, and families enrolled in Healthy Start /Healthy Families receive care through a Managed Care Plan (MCP). The MCP provides a number of health services including hospital or acute illness care, well-child checkups, dental care, eyeglasses, prescribed medicine and immunizations.  At present, there are three Managed Care Plans in Gallia County.  Families may chose their MCP based on their own priorities for convenient location, hospitals, selection of doctors or by calling the Selection Services Contractor at 1-800-605-3040.

Families may apply by mail. No office visit is necessary.

Gallia County residents may call 740-446-3222 or 1-800-371-5987 to request an application be mailed to you. You can also obtain an application at the WIC office located in the Gallia County Health Department at 499 Jackson Pike Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

To learn more about Healthy Start/Healthy Families and Managed Care Plans call the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Medicaid Hotline at: 1-800-324-8680 or TDD: 1-800-292-3572.

Managed Care Plans available in Gallia County:

Caresource :
Phone: 1-800-488-0134
Phone: 1-800-642-4168

United Healthcare:
Phone:  1-800-895-2017