How to Apply for Medicaid

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The easiest and most convenient way to check to see if you qualify and apply for Medicaid is online. You may also apply with a paper application or by phone. 

Starting Dec. 1, 2023, more people ages 19 through 64 will be covered, even if you didn't qualify for coverage before. Medicaid pays for doctor visits, yearly check-ups, emergency care, dental care, mental health and more – at little or no cost to you.

Apply for Medicaid online

Complete a paper application

You can download a Medicaid and mail the application to: 

Wake County Health & Human Services 
Attn: Box 58 
P.O. Box 46833 
Raleigh, NC 27620-6833  

You may fax your signed application to us at 919-212-7028 or email it to

You may drop off your application in the following locations: 

City Facility Address
Cary Western Health & Human Services Center 111 James Jackson Ave.
Cary, NC 27513
Fuquay-Varina Southern Regional Center 130 N. Judd Parkway NE
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Raleigh Health & Human Services at Departure Drive

5809 Departure Drive
Raleigh, N.C. 27616

Raleigh Health & Human Services Clinics 10 Sunnybrook Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Raleigh Health & Human Services Swinburne Building 220 Swinburne St.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Wake Forest Northern Regional Center 350 E. Holding Ave.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Zebulon Eastern Regional Center  1002 Dogwood Dr.
Zebulon, NC 27597


Find contact information and hours of operation

Apply by phone

You can apply for Medicaid by phone at 919-212-7000 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.