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Facts About Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in the District of Columbia

Date Released: 
Thu, 09/26/2013

Facts About Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in the District of Columbia

What is happening on October 1?

  • The District will continue to enroll individuals and families in Medicaid who qualify.
  • The District, for the first time ever, will take Medicaid applications over the web via http://dchealthlink.com, a new online, automated eligibility system; and over the telephone via the DC Health Link Contact Center, toll free at 855-532-5465.

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Providers

DBH contracts with community based providers to provide mental health services and supports. You can contact a provider of your choice directly or call the Access Helpline for assistance. DBH certifies each provider to ensure conformity to federal and District regulations and monitors quality of care.

Help for Stressful Economic Times

Depression and anxiety are normal reactions to abnormal times or stress. With increased concerns about losing jobs, homes and savings, more people are showing signs of psychological distress. It’s important for us all to learn to recognize the symptoms of depression so we can get help for ourselves or for others when it’s needed.

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