Optum Idaho Behavioral Health - Medicaid Expansion
Medicaid Expansion allows eligible Idahoans access to Medicaid for Adults; a quality, low-cost health coverage for qualifying individuals. Click here for general information regarding Medicaid Expansion in Idaho. Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers about this program. For a complete list of Customer FAQs, click here.
Click here to watch the video which highlights available services related to Medicaid Expansion 2020 and shows how to access those services and help someone who is suffering from a behavioral health crisis.
Application submittals for Medicaid Expansion began on November 1, 2019.
Coverage began for qualified individuals on January 1, 2020.
You can apply for Medicaid for Adults and other health coverage assistance online using idalink.
Visit idalink.idaho.gov to register for an account and submit an application.
You can also apply in a local field office, by mail, or by calling Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at 1-877-456-1233. Click here for a printable application and more information.
The application for health coverage assistance will ask questions about your current household composition and situation. Some of these items may require documented proof to verify the information.
Visit healthandwelfare.idaho.gov for a complete list of required verification documents.
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