Members and New Recipients FAQ

How to apply for Medicaid or MIP benefits?

Please visit or call the Bureau of Economic Security (BES) offices located at any of the following Department of Public Health & Social Service facilities below Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed on the weekends and GovGuam holidays.

CENTRAL OFFICE (Mangilao, 2nd floor of Public Health Building)

Telephone Number: 735-7245 or 735-7274

Districts Covered:
Mangilao, Barrigada, Maina, Yona, Agat, Asan,

Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Ordot, Agana, Sinajana,

Chalan Pago, Agana Heights, Santa Rita, and Piti

NORTHERN OFFICE (Dededo)

Telephone Number: 635-7429 or 635-7488

Districts Covered:
Dededo, Harmon, Tumon, Tamuning, & Yigo

SOUTHERN OFFICE (Inarajan)

Telephone Number: 828-7542 or 828-8524

Districts Covered:
Talofofo, Inarajan, Merizo, & Umatac

Application for Public Benefits

Print and fill out the Application for Public Benefits form.  Complete Part 1 of the application forms and go to any DPHSS Bureau of Economic Security Office to drop off your application form and they will contact you for an appointment.  There will be documents that will be required to bring to your interview appointment.

How long will it take to review my Application for Public Benefit?

It may take up to 30 working days to review and assess your application.

How do I change or update my information?

Please make sure to contact the Bureau of Economic Security (BES) offices to make any change/update for your information.  These changes may include:

  • Income
  • Family size
  • Address
  • Contact numbers
  • Name Change

DPHSS Recipients Handbook

Medicaid Handbook

MIP Handbook

Application and Forms

Application for Public Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

Medicaid FAQs

MIP FAQs

General FAQs

Report Fraud & Abuse

action against your benefits

Penalty Warning under the Medicaid or MIP Program

You may be suspended or terminated from the program and/or prosecuted, and also liable for repayment of the paid services if you:

  • Knowingly and willfully make any false statement or representation in the application for medical assistance benefits.
  • Knowingly and willfully make any false statement or representation in order to qualify for benefits.
  • Intentionally conceal any facts that affect your eligibility for the purpose of receiving or continuing to receive benefits for which you were not entitled to.

If you see or know of anyone who is making false declarations to obtain Medicaid/MIP benefits, or charge Medicaid/MIP for medical care not provided, please call the

Investigation Recovery Services Section at 671-735-7353.

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