Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) pays for health care for certain low and medium income people living in Massachusetts. MassHealth offers health-care benefits directly or by paying part or all of your health-insurance premiums.

MassHealth offers different types of coverage based on your age, whether you are a parent, pregnant, disabled, HIV positive, or have breast or cervical cancer, and whether you work for a small employer. MassHealth will decide if you are eligible and give you the most complete coverage that you qualify for.

In order to qualify for MassHealth, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts in need of health care/insurance assistance who meets certain financial guidelines.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $18,075
2 $24,353
3 $30,630
4 $36,908
5 $43,186
6 $49,463
7 $55,741
8 $62,018
Each additional 1 + $6,277
Apply for MassHealth

To apply for MassHealth, go to or call MassHealth Customer Service at 1-800-841-2900 to apply by phone or request a paper application.