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We’re here for you Ohio

No-cost or low-cost health coverage from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

Helping people is at the heart of all we do

All Ohioans deserve affordable health care, including you. We offer Medicaid plans to help Ohioans get healthy — and stay healthy. We cover adults, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and children with our Ohio Medicaid plans.

Get a plan that gives you more. UnitedHealthcare has a large provider network in Ohio. That gives you many options to choose the right doctors and specialists to fit your health care needs. We also offer more services and extras, which can make a real difference in your life.

See why Ohioans choose UnitedHealthcare

Whatever plan you choose, we’ll help you get the care you need.

  • Large variety of network doctors/providers
  • No-cost virtual visits
  • Low- or no-cost prescription drugs

Learn how to renew your Medicaid coverage.

1Benefits, features, and/or devices vary by plan/area. Limitations, exclusions and/or network restrictions may apply. Other hearing exam providers are available in the UnitedHealthcare network. The plan only covers hearing aids from a UnitedHealthcare Hearing network provider.

It’s your health. It’s your choice.

Everyone deserves affordable health care, including you.

Working adults, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and children who qualify for Medicaid should check out UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. 

We have the Medicaid benefits and extras that can make a real difference in your life. All at no cost to you.

Find a doctor you trust in our network

  • Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Transportation to and from doctor appointments
  • 24/7 Nurse Hotline to answer your health questions
  • No copays

Sometimes, you might need a little extra help. Get extras not covered by Medicaid.

  • Earn rewards for keeping you and your baby healthy
  • Earn gift cards for getting preventive services
  • Doctor Chat; chat with a doctor wherever you are
  • Wellhop for Mom & Baby

We also offer resources to help you make the most of your plan, including:

  • Member Services
  • Aunt Bertha resource tool
  • Care management
  • Health education tools
Visit for more information.

Helping you live a healthier life. We are here for you, OHIO. Remember to choose UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

To learn more about UnitedHealthcare Senior Care Options, visit UHCCommunityPlan dot com forward slash OH.

Ohio health plans as low as $0 cost

Ohio Medicaid Plans:

  • No or low-cost
  • Pregnant woman and children
  • Childless adults
  • Low-income individuals and families
  • Blind and disabled individuals

Ohio Department of Medicaid:

  • No or low-cost
  • Low-income individuals and families
  • Blind and disabled individuals
  • All ages

Ohio Dual Special Needs plans:

  • Those qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid
  • Seniors 65+
  •  People with disabilities
  • No premiums
  •  Value-added benefits at no cost to you

Featured Programs


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  • Meditation tools to help you relax
  • Mood and habit tracking so you can find patterns and see how your behaviors affect your mood
  • Guides around topics that matter most to you
  • Optional weekly check-ins to unlock personalized content

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We cover Ohio

We’re here for you, Ohio. We have one of the largest networks in Ohio. UnitedHealthcare is proud to offer health care coverage to more than 380,000 Ohioans through Medicaid. We’re here today — and here to stay. 

Ohio’s Medicaid health care program is for people with low income. This includes children and families, pregnant women, adults without children, seniors and people who are blind or have a disability. To apply for no- or low-cost coverage, visit and choose UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

Medicaid 101— what Medicaid will cover

For 2022, Ohio Medicaid will cover:

  • Well and sick care
  • Pregnancy care
  • Care for conditions
  • Dental, vision and hearing care
  • Home care and supplies
  • Rides and other help

NOTE: Benefits may vary by plan type and eligibility. Visit to learn more. 

Extras you get with UnitedHealthcare

  • Healthy Rewards — Earn up to $100 in credits for completing healthy activities
  • Vision — Includes an annual eye exam, glasses and $150 toward contact lenses to help you see life more clearly
  • Dental — Get exams and cleanings every 6 months to help keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • Pulsewrx Wireless Phone — As a member, you may qualify for a mobile phone at no cost with unlimited talk, text and data
  • No copays — With our plan, there are no copays for covered services
  • Transportation – Rides to and from approved medical appointments and pharmacies
  • Quitting tobacco – We offer coaching and supplies to help you quit for good
  • Obesity care – We cover screenings and counseling
  • Disease management – For asthma, diabetes or other chronic conditions
  • Housing navigator – To help with your housing needs

Looking for a doctor?

We have a huge network of doctors and specialists in Ohio. We’ll make it easy to see all your options and find the right care providers for you. Search by language, city or ZIP code. 

Covered over-the-counter products

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio members can get over-the-counter (OTC) products and medicines with a prescription. Just bring the following to the pharmacy:

  • Your member ID card
  • Prescription from your health care provider

How to find a participating pharmacy

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan covers all medically necessary Medicaid-approved medications. We use a preferred drug list (PDL), which shows the drugs we want providers to prescribe.

Benefits for moms and kids

Build a healthy future for you and your baby with UnitedHealthcare Healthy First Steps®. Our program will help you take the right steps to keep you and your baby healthy.

We’ll help you:

  • Choose a pregnancy provider and a pediatrician (child’s doctor)
  • Schedule visits and exams and arrange rides to your visits
  • Sign up for our maternity rewards program by downloading the Babyscripts myJourney app on your smartphone. Earn $20 just for signing up
  • Get top quality breastfeeding supplies including breast pumps, breast milk storage bags, and support from a lactation specialist
  • Get Moms Meals delivered during a high-risk pregnancy and post discharge from hospital
  • Connect with community resources such as Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services
  • Connect with other expectant moms with Wellhop for Mom & Baby, a free online video community


Our Ohio Medicaid plan provides 30 one-way or 15 round rides per calendar year. All types of transport, including taxi, wheelchair, ambulette, ambulance and stretcher are covered. Members must call to set up trips 5 days in advance.

Approved trips include:

  • Dental and vision appointments
  • Pharmacies
  • Women, infants, and children (WIC) visits
  • Job and Family Services offices to renew benefits
  • Unlimited trips during pregnancy and after giving birth, for WIC appointments and visits to the newborn intensive care unit
  • Trips to food pantries and grocery stores for curbside pick up

Members or their representatives who prefer to use their own vehicle can claim for mileage.

Health Education


Exercise and weight loss

Exercise and weight loss

Losing weight does not have to be hard. Getting more exercise is one of the best ways. Try to get 60 minutes or more of exercise every day. It doesn’t have to mean doing hard exercises or going to the gym every day. Just move your body. Here are some ideas:

Move — dancing to your favorite tunes can help you burn more than 300 calories an hour. If you do play video games, play interactive ones where you have to move. You don’t even have to leave the house. Try exercises like jumping jacks, marching in place, going up and down stairs, push-ups or sit-ups at home.

Walk — take a walk with a friend outside. Walk your dog or your neighbor’s dog, or walk your cat. Instead of driving, walk or bike to school or a friend’s house.

Clean — vacuum your house or apartment. Wash the car. Mow the lawn. It’s another chance for you to get more exercise, and maybe even have some fun.

Unplug — limit your time watching TV or using your smartphone, computer or other device. Keep screen time to less than two hours a day. When you do watch TV or use your phone, try marching in place or exercising while you watch/play.


Healthy eating for a healthy you

When you eat more calories than you use, your body stores the extra calories as fat. A few extra pounds are not bad for most people. But too many extra pounds and too much body fat can be bad for your health. Doctors call this being “overweight” or “obese.”

Body mass index (BMI) is a way to check for obesity. Doctors use your height and your weight to see how much body fat you have. The best way to stay at a healthy weight or to lose weight is to make good food choices. Here are some easy ways to do that every day:

  • Eat more vegetables and fruit whenever possible
  • Choose low-calorie foods or smaller portions when eating out
  • Pick healthy side dishes like apple slices or apple sauce instead of french fries
  • Drink water or milk instead of soda
  • Try nuts or whole grain crackers instead of chips
  • Replace sugary snacks with yogurt or dried fruit (with no added sugar)

HealthTalk member newsletter

Our HealthTalk newsletter is now online. The newsletters are a great way to learn about our health plan and important health topics.

You can read it whenever, wherever you want. Check back quarterly for a new edition.

Medicaid Newsletter English | Español

MMP Newsletter English | Español

OH Medicaid ID Card

Medicaid Plans

OH Medicaid is health insurance for people with low incomes. You might be able to get Medicaid in Ohio if you’re pregnant, have children or live with a disability. In some cases, other adults may also qualify. Costs to you are low and based on your ability to pay. It’s important to know that Medicaid rules and coverage differ from state to state.

Medicare Card

Dual Special Needs Plans (D-SNP)

Dual Special Needs Plans (also called dual health plans or D-SNPs for short) are for people who get both Ohio Medicaid and Medicare. Dual plans cover doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs. They offer more benefits and extras than Original Medicare. You’ll keep all your Ohio Medicaid benefits, too.