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Medicaid provides medical coverage, based on income and assets, for families with children, Adults 65 and older or disabled (including Long Term Care). Health Choice is for children in families up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Pinky Davis-Boyd
Applications Program Manager    
Office: 919-560-8000 
Fax: 919-560-8208
Meghan Russ
Redeterminations Program Manager         
Office: 919-560-8000
Fax: 919-560-8103
Nancy Santos
Changes Program Manager
Office: 919-560-8000
Fax: 919-560-8115

Visit the following link to obtain more information: NCDHHS Healthy Start Foundation

  • Apply for Medicaid and Health Choice
  • Applying for Medicaid Just Got EASIER
To apply for Medicaid you can choose from the following options:
  1. Download a Medicaid application then complete it and mail it back to the agency.
  2. Pick up an application at any Durham DSS office or other public human services agency, then complete it and mail it back to the agency.
  3. Visit the DSS office at 414 E. Main St. between 7:30 am and 5:30 PM to meet with a Medicaid worker to help complete your application.   


To Report Medicaid Fraud

External resources:


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