Medical Assistance

What is Medical Assistance?

Medical Assistance can be called several different things in Wisconsin: MA, Medicaid, BadgerCare. Medical Assistance offers free or low-cost health care coverage to many Wisconsin residents who are income eligible.

How do I apply?

Individuals interested in applying can apply in the following ways:
  • Contact the Great Rivers Call Center at 1-888-283-0012
  • Online via ACCESS   (
  • Walk-in Registration Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    (The registration staff will register requests for assistance and give options on how customers can make an application.)
To report changes to cases, check benefits, process eligibility, complete reviews, etc. contact the Great Rivers Call Center at:

Phone: 1-888-283-0012
8:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) 
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Wednesday)
Changes can also be reported online via

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