CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Early enrollment numbers for people in Virginia who need healthcare starts on Thursday. 

The expansion of Medicaid in Virginia opened up healthcare and coverage to thousands of Virginians who previously didn’t have insurance options. It expanded to include as many as 400,000 more people.

On November 1, people can apply for expanded Medicaid in Virginia. The University of Virginia has set up locations in the medical complex to help people with the application process, to answer questions, and to connect people to the services they need.

The federal ACA program, which allows people to apply for insurance through the federal marketplace, opens enrollment for the first time on November 1 as well.

“Some patients who originally qualified for ACA programs may now qualify for expanded Medicaid and so then assisting those patients with their questions and how to transition or enroll in Medicaid is where our financial services team are available to support them,” said Chief of Revenue Cycle at the UVA Medical Center Mark Pulczinski.

UVA says Medicaid is now accepting more people. The age limit is between the ages of 18 and 64.

A family of three that has a household income of less than $2,400 a month may qualify. To see if you qualify, click here.