Medicaid - Medical Assistance Program

The Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) is intended to provide medical care to public assistance recipients and medically needy persons (those of low income who can meet their maintenance needs but have insufficient income to provide the cost of medical care). Recipients receive Medicaid cards which they use when receiving services from approved providers. Services include doctor and hospital bills, prescriptions, eyeglasses, and children’s dental care. The provider then bills the Medicaid Program as they would any other insurance program.

  • For more information, or to request an application for Medicaid please contact us at (434) 455-5850 or email us.
  • To apply online for Medicaid go to:
  • To apply over the phone call: 855-635-4370

The following chart lists Lynchburg Department of Social Services's performance in a critical area and is measured by the Virginia Department of Social Services:

Fiscal Year Timeliness Percentage
2012 95%
2011 98%
2010 92%
2009 91%
2008 91%