Nevada Welfare Division goes digital for COVID-19 response, emphasizes online interactions

State urges uninsured Nevadans to apply for Medicaid coverage online

Carson City March 31, 2020

The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) today announced additional resources to help applicants use the online benefit portal, Access Nevada, at

“Access Nevada is the best option to apply for essential benefit programs,” said Steve Fisher, administrator. “You can apply for Nevada Medicaid benefits and nutrition benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as food stamps, and the special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC.”

Links for how-to videos for creating an account, resetting your password, linking an existing case to the online portal, and uploading documents can be found at


Julie Balderson
Public Information Officer, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services