To apply for Medical Assistance through Franklin County please read the following information carefully to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible. We complete cases in the order that they are received and when all verification documents have been received.
STEP 1: SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
You can submit your application in the following ways:
- PHONE 1-844-640-6446
- VISIT BENEFITS.OHIO.GOV Note: Visit this link to apply for Medicaid, click “Check your eligibility” and follow the prompts.
Our opportunity centers have computers available to apply online:
East Opportunity Center
1055 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203
West Opportunity Center
314 North Wilson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Northland Opportunity Center
1721 Northland Park Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43229
STEP 2: GATHER VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS
As part of the application, you may be required to submit a number of verification documents. In general you may need to verify:
- Who is in the household
- All household income, and
- Basic information such as identity, Social Security Number(s) and Citizenship/Immigration
Please write your name and case number or social security number on all verification documents.
STEP 3: RETURN ANY ADDITIONAL VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS
A caseworker will send out a checklist requesting any additional verification documents we need to complete your case. The sooner you return the verification documents, the sooner your case can be completed.