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We’re here for you Ohio.

No-cost or low-cost health coverage from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

Helping people is at the heart of all we do

All Ohioans deserve affordable health care, including you. We offer Medicaid plans to help Ohioans get healthy — and stay healthy. We cover adults, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and children with our Ohio Medicaid plans.

Get a plan that gives you more. UnitedHealthcare has a large provider network in Ohio. That gives you more options to choose the right doctors and specialists to fit your health care needs. We also offer more services and extras, which can make a real difference in your life.

See why Ohioans choose UnitedHealthcare

Whatever plan you choose, we’ll help you get the care you need.

  • Large variety of network doctors/providers
  • No-cost virtual visits
  • Low- or no-cost prescription drugs
Stay informed about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio, here 

Ohio health plans as low as $0 cost

Ohio Medicaid Plans:

  • No- or low-cost
  • Pregnant woman and children
  • Childless adults
  • Low-income individuals and families
  • Blind and disabled individuals

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We cover Ohio

We’re here for you, Ohio. With one of the widest networks in Ohio, UnitedHealthcare is proud to offer health care coverage to more than 380,000 Ohioans through Medicaid. We’re here today — and here to stay.  

Ohio’s Medicaid health care program is for people with low income. This includes children and families, pregnant women, adults without children, seniors and people who are blind or have a disability. To apply for no- or low-cost coverage, visit and choose UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

Medicaid 101— what Medicaid will cover

For 2022, Ohio Medicaid will cover:

  • Well and sick care
  • Pregnancy care
  • Care for conditions
  • Dental, vision and hearing care
  • Home care and supplies
  • Rides and other help

NOTE: Benefits may vary by plan type and eligibility. Visit to learn more. 

Extras you get with UnitedHealthcare

  • Healthy Rewards — Earn up to $100 in credits for completing healthy activities
  • Vision — Includes an annual eye exam, glasses and $150 toward contact lenses to help you see life more clearly
  • Dental — Get exams and cleanings every 6 months to help keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • Assurance Wireless Lifeline Service — As a member, you may qualify for a mobile phone and service plan at no cost
  • No copays — With our plan, there are no copays for covered services

Looking for a doctor?

We have a huge network of doctors and specialists in Ohio. We’ll make it easy to see all your options and find the right care providers for you. Search by language, city or ZIP code. 

Covered over-the-counter products

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio members can get over-the-counter (OTC) products and medicines with a prescription. Just bring the following to the pharmacy:

  • Your member ID card
  • Prescription from your health care provider

How to find a participating pharmacy:

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan covers all medically necessary Medicaid-approved medications. We use a preferred drug list (PDL), which shows the drugs we want providers to prescribe.

Benefits for moms and kids

Build a healthy future for you and your baby and earn great rewards with Healthy First Steps. Our program will help you take the right steps to keep you and your baby healthy. Plus, you can earn $20 just for signing up. 

We will help you:

  • Choose a pregnancy provider and a pediatrician (child’s doctor)
  • Schedule visits and exams and arrange rides to your visits
  • Earn rewards for going to visits throughout your pregnancy and baby’s first 15 months of life
  • Get supplies, including breast pumps for nursing moms
  • Connect with community resources such as Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services 


Our Ohio Medicaid plan provides 30 one-way or 15 round rides per calendar year. All types of transport, such as taxi, wheelchair, ambulette, ambulance and stretcher are covered. Members must call to set up trips 5 days in advance.

  • Approved trips include:
  • Dental and vision appointments
  • Pharmacies
  • Women, infants and children (WIC) visits
  • Job and Family Services offices for benefits redetermination

Mileage reimbursement is now available for members or their representatives who would prefer to use their own vehicle for trips to medical appointments. 

Health Education


Exercise and weight loss

Exercise and weight loss

Losing weight does not have to be hard. Getting more exercise is one of the best ways. Try to get 60 minutes or more of exercise every day. It doesn’t have to mean doing hard exercises or going to the gym every day. Just move your body. Here are some ideas:

Move — dancing to your favorite tunes can help you burn more than 300 calories an hour. 

If you do play video games, play interactive ones where you have to move. You don’t even have to leave the house. Try exercises like jumping jacks, marching in place, going up and down stairs, push-ups or sit-ups at home.

Walk — take a walk with a friend outside. Walk your dog or your neighbor’s dog, or walk your cat. Instead of driving, walk or bike to school or a friend’s house.

Clean — vacuum your house or apartment. Wash the car. Mow the lawn. It’s another chance for you to get more exercise, and maybe even have some fun.

Unplug — limit your time watching TV or using your smartphone, computer or other device. Keep screen time to less than two hours a day. When you do watch TV or use your phone, try marching in place or exercising while you watch/play.


Healthy weight. Healthy eating.

When you eat more calories than you use, your body stores the extra calories as fat. A few extra pounds are not bad for most people, but too many extra pounds and too much body fat can be bad for your health. Doctors call this being “overweight” or “obese.”


Doctors use a measurement called body mass index (BMI), using your height and your weight to determine how much body fat you have. The best way to stay at a healthy weight or to lose weight is to make good food choices. Here are some easy ways to do that every day:

  • Try to eat more vegetables and fruit than any other type of food whenever possible.
  • Choose low-calorie foods or smaller portions when eating out.
  • Pick healthy side dishes like apple slices or apple sauce instead of french fries. If you are really craving fries, try eating something healthy like a salad, apple slices or apple sauce first, then split a small portion of fries with a few other people.
  • Drink water or milk instead of soda.
  • Check the label – can you recognize all of the ingredients? If not, it might have a lot of extra stuff you don’t need, so look for other options. Try nuts or whole grain crackers instead of chips.
  • Try replacing sugary snacks with things like yogurt or dried fruit (without added sugar). If you have a sweet tooth, try a small portion of your favorite sweet only once a day.