Medicaid is a federal program allowing eligible Ohioans with low incomes to receive needed health services. Services available for payment by Medicaid are unique to each state and are approved under what is called a State Plan. Ohio’s State Plan covers services such as hospital stays, check-ups for children and for pregnant women, nursing services, medication coverage, and other services for people who are Medicaid eligible. Medicaid does not pay money to you; instead, it pays a provider that delivers healthcare services to you. Each month, you should receive a Medicaid card to show you are covered. To find out more about becoming a Medicaid recipient, please contact your local County Board of DODD or your local county Department of Job and Family Services.