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What happens after I send in my Medicaid application?
A Healthfirst representative will contact you. They will tell you if you and/or your family can get Medicaid. Then Healthfirst will send your application to your local Department of Social Services.
The local Department of Social Services will review your application. Then they will let you know which health insurance program is right for you.
You will get a letter from Healthfirst to confirm your health insurance plan. We will also send you a welcome letter. It will include the date you can start using your health plan, and a member ID card.
If you need health care before your ID card arrives, you can use the Healthfirst welcome letter to show your doctor that you have health insurance.
You will also get a handbook from your health plan. The handbook will tell you what services are covered by your plan, and how you can get health care.