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RIte Care/Medicaid

The Rhode Island Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid, is a federal and state funded program that pays for medical and health related services for eligible Rhode Islanders.

Medicaid is available to you based on income status and disability under the Medical Assistance Program. Medicaid is focused on providing health insurance coverage to low-income Rhode Islanders.

RIte Care (external link) is Rhode Island’s Medicaid health insurance program that provides eligible uninsured children, families, and pregnant women with comprehensive health care through one of three participating health plans: Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, UnitedHealthcare of New England, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

RIte Share (external link) is a premium assistance program that helps families get insurance coverage through their employer (or spouse’s employer). If a family qualifies, RIte Share will pay all or part of the employee’s share of the health insurance premium.

Generally, eligibility for RIte Care and RIte Share is based upon income level and family size. Both are administered through the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (external link).

For more information, please see the following resources:

RIte Care and RIte Share Fact Sheet (external link to PDF)

Rhode Island Annual Medicaid Expenditure Report (external link to PDF)

If you have concerns, complaints, or questions about Medicaid, please contact:

Rhode Island Department of Human Services
(401) 462-5300

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
299 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
1-401-459-6000 (local)
1-800-963-1001 (toll free)
1-401-459-6175 (fax)

UnitedHealthcare of New England
(401) 737-6900
Mailing address:
United HealthCare of New England
475 Kilvert St Ste 310 Warwick, RI 02886-1360

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
(401) 459-5000
Mailing address:
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
444 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3279

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