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Latino Memphis offers guidance for the application process to obtain health insurance through TennCare Medicaid and CoverKids. Please make an appointment with Latino Memphis or by visiting getcoveredtenn.org and following these instructions:
Information obtained directly from tn.gov
TennCare is the state of Tennessee’s Medicaid program. It provides healthcare to mostly low-income pregnant women, parents or caretakers of a minor child, children, and individuals who are elderly or have a disability. To get Medicaid, you must meet the income and resource limits. You can apply anytime for TennCare.
There are several different groups of people that may qualify. And, each group has different income limits. Some of the groups also have limits on how much you own-your "resources." These are things like bank accounts, cars, and land. The number of people who live in your household count too.
A person who:
What to bring to your appointment:
Information obtain directly from tn.gov
CoverKids provides health insurance for eligible children age 18 and younger and for eligible pregnant women. Children can get this coverage if:
Note: CoverKids must be your only health plan. To get benefits, your child cannot be part of any other plan. You cannot use CoverKids as a second health plan.
Pregnant women can get this coverage if:
Note: If you are pregnant, no immigration documents are required. Also, CoverKids covers pregnant women who do not have maternity health benefits. If you have another health plan without maternity benefits, you can still qualify for CoverKids.