If you have a baby while you are on Medicaid, your baby will most likely be able to get Medicaid too.
You need to fill out paperwork on your new baby as soon as you can.
- Go to the DHS office in your county, or
- print out an application from the Internet. Go to www.arkidsfirst.com (HTML, new window) and click “Apply.” Fill out and mail the application to your county DHS office.
You’ll need a birth certificate or some kind of proof of your baby’s age.
Make sure your baby sees the doctor for “well-child” check-ups and shots. If your baby has Medicaid, these services are paid for. Talk to your doctor about how often your baby needs well-child check-ups.