Department of Medical Assistance Services
Who We Are
Welcome to the Department of Medical Assistance Services’ (DMAS) homepage. DMAS is the agency that administers Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Virginia. The CHIP program in Virginia is called Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS). Our mission at DMAS is to provide a system of high quality and cost effective health care services to qualifying Virginians and their families.
DMAS is one of twelve state agencies under the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources. To learn more about the agency’s vision, values and core functions, please see the DMAS Agency Strategic Plan.

To view DMAS’ organization chart, please see the DMAS Organizational Chart.

To learn more about the services and people covered by Virginia Medicaid, please click on The VIrginia Medicaid Program: At a Glance. For information about Virginia’s CHIP programs, please see CHIP in Virginia.

For more information about Medicaid and FAMIS health insurance coverage in Virginia including how to apply, go to You may also call Cover Virginia toll-free at 1-855-242-8282 (TDD 1-888-221-1590) to apply or get more information. In addition, you may contact the Department of Social Services in the city or county where you live.

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