HI Ellie1 & fotoartist, I just wanted to say that unfortunately Medicaid is not a nation wide program. It is run and funded by each state but they are given funds by the federal gov. to supply it. You may want to check with the Department of Social Services to see if your state does have a Medicaid program. Even still it can take weeks / months to get approved depending on fiances. If there is a Samaritan Center near by they are really good with helping paying for medications, food, rent and electric bills. Social Services also should have a list of outpatient mental health agencies that can help your brother. Good luck!!!