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MassHealth resumes renewals after pandemic pause

Health Centers step up to aid residents with application process

Avery Bleichfeld

Community health centers such as Whittier Street Health Center and Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center can assist MassHealth recipients through the application process. COURTESY PHOTO

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the state put a pause on renewing eligibility for MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program. Now, following the end of the state’s emergency status in May, the program is returning to renewing the status of its recipients.

For recipients across the state, that means redetermining their eligibility status to continue receiving health benefits based on their income and other factors.

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