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Health Insurance

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:

  • Enter your zip code 38115
  • You will see Latino Memphis and a button that says schedule online
  • Once you click "schedule online" you need to select if your application is "Individual or Family" and will also need to select a "date range" as to when you would like to make your appointment, then click "search appointments"
  • Once you see what appointment slots are available, click the "select" button next to the one that fits your schedule best.

TennCare Medicaid Renewals and New Applications

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.

Groups covered by TennCare Medicaid 

  • Children under age 21
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Parents or caretakers of a minor child (The child must live with you and be a close relative.)
  • Women who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer
  • People who get an SSI check (Supplemental Security Income)
  • People who have gotten both an SSI check and a Social Security check in the same month at least once since April 1977 AND who still get a Social Security check

A person who:

  • Lives in a nursing home and has an income below $2,205 per month, or
  • Gets other long term care services that TennCare pays for

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Child’s Social Security Number
  • Proof of address
  • A form of ID to ensure names are spelled correctly
  • If doing a renewal, please make sure to bring the renewal packet you should have received through the mail. If the child no longer has insurance, a new application will be required. 

CoverKids

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:

  • They are under 19 years of age on the date of application
  • They are Tennessee residents
  • They are not eligible for or enrolled in TennCare
  • They are U.S. citizens or documented residents
  • Their household income is at or below 250% of federal poverty level 

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

Pregnant women can get this coverage if:

  • They are Tennessee residents
  • They are not eligible for or enrolled in TennCare
  • Their household income is at or below 250% of federal poverty level (FPL). For an individual that is $30,150 per year. For a family of four that is $61,500 per year. 

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Proof of pregnancy
  • A form of ID to ensure names are spelled correctly

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.