Medicaid expansion in Virginia begins January 1, 2019, and Culpeper Medical Center will host a Medicaid application and resource fair on Tuesday, Jan. 15 to support participation among eligible adults in the region and offer education, application assistance and healthcare resources.
As one of the area’s largest hospital systems, Novant Health UVA Health System strives to improve the health of the communities it serves, one person at a time. The event will be geared toward potential Medicaid eligible adults – ages 19 to 64 – who are within the Culpeper Medical Center service area. Non-eligible adults are also encouraged to attend to be connected to valuable, local resources and learn about community resources.
“Cost should not be a deterrent for people in need of life-saving medical treatment,” said Jeff Hetmanski, president of Culpeper Medical Center. “We are pleased to have the assets, community partnerships and collaboration needed to host events like these that have the potential to change lives in our communities. We are doing our part to ensure that everyone has access to healthcare in Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties.”
Medicaid Application and Resource Fair attendees will have access to community healthcare resources and those eligible to receive Medicaid will also receive onsite assistance in enrolling for these benefits. Community members will also have the opportunity to meet healthcare providers from Culpeper Medical Center and receive free adult health screenings, including prediabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI. Spanish translators will be onsite and education and literature will be available in both English and Spanish.
The fair will be held at Germanna’s Daniel Technology Center, which is easily accessible by public transit. It is free and open to the public, and all attendees can enjoy door prizes, computer access and refreshments. Free childcare will be provided by Kid Central.
Enrollment in Medicaid is open to Virginia residents – ages 19 to 64 – who meet income requirements, which vary by household size. Once enrolled, individuals will have coverage for services including doctor visits, hospital and emergency room services, prescriptions, labs and X-rays, mental health care, rehabilitation services and more.
Participants should plan to bring a picture ID, proof of citizenship (if not US born) and their Social Security card for advancing enrollment. For questions, community members are encouraged to visit heathcare.gov, commonhelp.virginia.gov, or call the Cover Virginia Call Center at 855-242-8282.
Medicaid Application and Resource Fair – Culpeper
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 – 5 to 8 p.m.
Germanna’s Daniel Technology Center
18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
*In partnership with the Department of Social Services – Culpeper, Madison, Orange and Change Healthcare