• Profile

    Aged, Blind & Disabled (ABD) Medicaid

    Ohio Medicaid offers a span of programs for older adults and people with disabilities to assist with medical expenses. These programs provide health care coverage consisting of primary and acute-care benefit packages along with long-term care. Working Ohioans with disabilities may be interested in the Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities program.
    Medicaid for the Aged, Blind & People with Disabilities (ABD)To qualify for ABD Medicaid, applicants must be:

    • age 65 or older, or
      considered legally blind, or
    • an individual with a disability (as classified by the Social Security Administration),
    • and must meet basic requirements.

    When applying for this type of Medicaid, proof of income, resources, age or disability, citizenship (if not a U.S. citizen) and other health insurance is required. A face-to-face interview with the local county department of job and family services is also necessary. Applicants can ask an authorized representative to apply on their behalf.

    For additional information, click on http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/abd.stm


    Specialized Medicaid Benefit Center
    SMBC is a service center within the Cuyahoga County Department of Employment and Family Services. SMBC provides Medicaid and other benefits to individuals throughout Cuyahoga County.

    SMBC Office locations:

    • 13815 Kinsman Ave.
      Cleveland, 44120
    • Metro Health Medical Center
      Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) sites


    Healthy Start Medicaid
    Children’s Health Insurance
    Healthy Start provides free health insurance for children of low to moderate-income families with children up to age 19.
    Pregnant women and parents also are eligible to apply for health insurance. Eligibility is determined by family size and income.
    Children enrolled in Healthy Start receive care through a Managed Care Plan (MCP). The MCP provides a number of health care services, including: well-child checkups and immunizations, dental care and treatment, vision care and eyeglasses, prescribed medicine, hospitalization and emergency care. Pregnant women receive prenatal and postnatal services.
    The customer has the choice of selecting which plan they want, based on their own priorities for doctors, hospitals and convenient locations.
    It is important to have “Medical Home” – this helps with preventing illnesses. It means taking one’s child to the same doctor for regular checkups, immunizations, sick visits throughout the year. It also means having access to your child’s records in one location.
    How Can I Apply?
    Visit our website at www.healthystart.cuyahogacounty.us to apply online.
    Apply online at www.Benefits.Ohio.gov and click on “Apply for Benefits.”
    Visit your local Neighborhood Family Service Center

    Neighborhood Family Service Centers (NFSC)

    • Virgil E. Brown Building
      1641 Payne Avenue, Suite 120A
      Cleveland, Ohio 44114 (216)987-6578
    • Quincy Place
      8111 Quincy Avenue
      Cleveland, Ohio 44104 (216)391-5027
    • Old Brooklyn
      4261 Fulton Parkway
      Brooklyn, Ohio 44144 (216)635-2918
    • Southgate
      Jane Edna Hunter Building
      3955 Euclid Ave.
      Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (216)881-4416
    • Westshore (document drop-off center)
      9830 Lorain Avenue
      Cleveland, Ohio 44102 (216)939-2523
  • More Info
    • Female: Age 24 and Under
    • Female: Age 25 and Older
    • Male: Age 24 and Under
    • Male: Age 25 and Older
    • LGBTQ: Age 24 and Younger
    • LGBTQ: Age 25 and Older
    • Family
    • Veteran
  • Photos
  • Map

    No Records Found

    Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.

    Google Map Not Loaded

    Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.

    Get Directions on Google Maps