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How do you apply for SoonerCare in Oklahoma?

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Individuals in some qualifying categories are able to apply online for SoonerCare, or Oklahoma Medicaid, reports the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Other categories of applicants apply in person at an Oklahoma Department of Human Services office. Alternatively, applicants can download and mail paper applications.

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All applicants for SoonerCare must be U.S. citizens or qualifying resident aliens, live in Oklahoma, and have income and resources within the stipulated limits, according to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. As of 2015, those eligible to apply online at Okhca.org include children 18 and under, low-income adults with children, pregnant women, those age 19 and over needing family planning services, and those needing behavior health services. Online applicants should be prepared with citizenship and identity information, birth dates and the Social Security numbers of everyone in the home, details on all types of income, and health insurance information.

Applicants who are disabled, blind, age 65 or over, in the custody of OKDHS, or in other special needs situations should contact OKDHS in person or by mail, states the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. An interactive map, as well as a town and county locator search engine, at Okhca.org help applicants access the addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, hours of operation and directions to local OKDHS Human Services Centers. OKDHS employees are available to assist applicants in collecting information on family size, medical details, income and assets.

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