Need Health Insurance?

Find out if you qualify for the newly expanded Medicaid coverage and apply today! The Department of Community and Human Services offers free info sessions on how to sign up for Medicaid every month.

Page updated on May 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Medicaid Qualifications and Special Enrollment

Those who are currently covered by ACA should be aware that if they qualify for the newly expanded Medicaid coverage and do not enroll in Medicaid, they will lose their ACA subsidy and will be charged the full premium for their insurance at the next renewal. You may be eligible if you make less than: 

Medicaid Coverage

Each recipient of ACA coverage should have a Medicaid eligibility screening or application to determine which option is best for them. Enrollment for the new Medicaid coverage begins November 1 and Coverage begins January 1, 2019.

Alexandria is holding information sessions on Medicaid and other benefits. Here, you can learn about whether you qualify for Medicaid and how to apply. 

Information sessions will be held 

  • Where:  Alexandria DCHS Human Services Building (ask reception), 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria 
  • When:  The first  and third Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Questions?:  Call 703.746.6070 or email

Residents who miss open enrollment may still qualify for a special enrollment period due to certain life changes. Visit for more information. Enrollment in Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security FAMIS can be done throughout the year. Check eligibility for Medicaid or FAMIS programs through Cover Virginia at  call 1.855.242.8282.

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The annual open enrollment period for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) runs November 1 to December 15, 2018. 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), frequently referred to as “Obamacare,” provides consumers with subsidies that lower the cost of health insurance for low-income households. Anyone who needs coverage for 2019 should visit to start an application and shop for plans to take effect as early as January 1, 2019.

We urge residents interested in obtaining insurance coverage under ACA to sign up as soon as possible.

Are you currently covered by the ACA? You might qualify Medicaid under the recent expansion. 

Need Help Enrolling?

The City of Alexandria will be hosting a trained "Navigator" every Monday morning to assist residents in obtaining health insurance coverage under ACA. 

To schedule an appointment, call 703.647.4748, or visit Appointments are required to speak with a Navigator, and should be scheduled soon since this year’s enrollment period is shorter than in previous years.

  • Where:  Alexandria DCHS Lobby (ask reception), 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria 
  • When:  Monday Mornings, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., November 5 - December 10, 2018
  • Who:  Susan Nolan, Navigator at EnrollVA

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Enroll Virginia complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides services in a culturally appropriate manner.  Please contact Susan Nolan at 703.684.0751 in advance for language access or other accommodations.