NJ FamilyCare (Medicaid) Updates 2023

Medicaid Expansion for Undocumented Children

As of January 1, 2023, children under 19 may apply for NJ FamilyCare regardless of their immigration status. All other requirements for NJ FamilyCare still apply.

For more information, please click here or call 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711).

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What’s New?

New Jersey Supplemental Prenatal and Contraceptive Program 

The New Jersey Supplemental Prenatal and Contraception Program is new and will cover undocumented women for prenatal and family planning services. This program does not provide complete healthcare coverage, such as hospital visits or labor and delivery.

To learn more, please click here or call 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711).   

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What’s Coming?  

Medicaid Eligibility Processing to Resume April 1, 2023 

Medicaid eligibility processing will resume on April 1, 2023. Wondering what you can do now?  

  • Make sure NJ FamilyCare has your correct mailing address, especially if you have moved in the last three years. 
    • NJ FamilyCare will use this information to communicate with you about your healthcare coverage.  
  • Respond to mail from NJ FamilyCare.  
    • Look out for and respond to mail from the State of New Jersey or their local County Board of Social Services. 

Please click here frequently to view the latest updates.

You can call 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711) to confirm or update your information.  

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Access to Birth Control Without Prescription in New Jersey

Governor Murphy signed legislation that will allow individuals access to various forms of over-the-counter birth control. Starting in May, the new law will permit pharmacists in New Jersey to distribute self-administered oral, transdermal, and vaginal contraceptives without a prescription.

Individuals will also be required to complete an annual questionnaire to evaluate patient risk factors determined by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The responses will be kept as a medical record.

For more information, please click here.

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