What is GAP?
The Governor’s Access Plan (GAP) provides a limited Medicaid product to cover basic medical and targeted behavioral health care to uninsured Virginians with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI). There are many diagnostic categories that contribute to a diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness. Some of the most common diagnoses include: Major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder.
The City of Norfolk is excited to be a part of this program, bringing improved access to care for our most vulnerable citizens. Since its inception in 2015 and through June 30, 2017: 1,368 Norfolk residents have benefited from over $4 million dollars in behavioral health, prescription coverage, and medical care.
Beginning October 1, 2017 the income eligibility limits increased to persons at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level, see details below.
To get GAP benefits, you must meet all of the following:
There are three areas covered by the GAP Medicaid Plan: Outpatient Medical Services, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, and Additional Services covered by Magellan.