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ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Medical Assistance (MA) Application

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Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid, and sometimes referred to as MA, pays for health care services for eligible individuals. There are a couple of different ways to apply for Medical Assistance, please choose the option that suits you. If you do not know if you are eligible, you may still apply.

This webpage details how to apply for Medical Assistance, what to do if you are not eligible for Medical Assistance, the kind of care available through Medical Assistance, and where to find information about providers accepting Medical Assistance patients.

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