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New Jersey Helps
NJ 211 Community Resource Website
New Jersey Housing Resource Center
New Jersey Mental Health Cares Hotline
NJ Family Care
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NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid is New Jersey’s public health care coverage program. It covers just about every health care need. There are two main programs:

Who qualifies for NJ FamilyCare?

Visit to see if you might qualify for NJ FamilyCare and other NJ social service programs. NJHelps is a basic screening tool. The only way to know for sure if you qualify is to apply. There are several ways you can apply for NJ FamilyCare:

  • Apply online
  • Call 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711)
    Monday and Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Live translators are available for most languages.
  • Visit your local County Board of Social Services
If you need treatment before you have coverage

The most important thing is to see a provider (doctor). Provider staff will help you figure out how to pay your medical bills. Many hospitals, outpatient clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), family planning centers, behavioral health providers, and substance use disorder treatment providers can help you apply for the Presumptive Eligibility (PE) program. PE can give you health care coverage for a short time only. When filling out the PE application, you can also apply for NJ FamilyCare by answering just a few extra questions. Applying for NJ FamilyCare will help you and your family get health care coverage for a longer time.

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