Health Insurance / DHS Food Assistance

DHS Food (Stamps) Assistance


Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Use MI Bridges to apply for assistance, check your eligibility status and manage your account online.

For questions about the Food Assistance Program, call 855-275-6424.

The MIChild and Healthy Kids insurance programs are available through the Michigan Department of Community Health or through the local Family Independence Agency. A link is also available to apply online for the Healthy Kids Insurance Program. The MOMS (also available online) applications are available through the Jackson County Health Department.

MIBridges is the site now used for applying for Health Insurance Benefits offered by the State of Michigan. When you go to the apply online site, you will be directed to the MIBridges website. On this site, you will have to create a user id and password in order to apply. If you already have one, you can login and start a new application under your current user id and password.

Healthy Michigan Benefits


The Healthy Michigan Plan covers people with income up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level who are:
  • Ages 19 to 64
  • Not currently eligible for Medicaid
  • Not in or qualified for Medicare
  • Not pregnant when applying for the Healthy Michigan Plan
  • Resident of the State of Michigan
See more information and apply online.

MIChild Insurance


MIChild Insurance is a program for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild services are provided by HMO's and other health plans throughout Michigan.

Healthy Kids Insurance


Healthy Kids offers free health care coverage for pregnant women, babies, and children under 19.
  • See more information (PDF)
  • Print an application (PDF)
  • Apply online
  • For more information, call 517-768-2131 or 888-988-6300

Marketplace Health Insurance


The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage. The Marketplace is a way to shop for health coverage with a single online source that will allow people to compare private health insurance plans side by side to determine the best coverage. Every health plan must include the same essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more. Plans can be compared base on price, benefits, quality, and other features. Tax credits, lower deductibles, co-payments, and other cost sharing amounts are all based on annual income. Access Healthcare.gov where you can apply or find more information on health insurance. Open enrollment begins on November 15th, 2014 and ends on February 15, 2015. You can also call the Marketplace Call Center at 800-318-2596 or 517-768-2131 for local resources to help you with your application.

Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (Moms)


The MOMS program provides immediate health coverage for pregnant women. The MOMS program is available to provide immediate prenatal care while a Medicaid application is pending. It provides outpatient prenatal coverage only. To apply for the MOMS program, please call the Health Department at 517-768-2131 or view eligibility information.

Jackson County Prescription Discount Card


Prescription Discount Cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
  • The NACo discount card program remains a useful option now that Medicare Part D has been implemented. For example, the card can be used when a Medicare Part D plan doesn't cover a drug.
  • Print a free Rx Discount Card. Discount Cards are also available at most County of Jackson offices.