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How to apply for AHCCCS

Have you recently lost your health coverage? If you have had recent changes to your employment or income, you may be eligible for AHCCCS (Medicaid) health insurance and financial assistance benefits.

Need to apply for AHCCCS, KidsCare, Medicare Savings Program, SNAP, and TANF?

The same application can be used for all programs.
You can apply by calling 1-855-HEA-PLUS (1-855-432-7587) or fill out an application online.

Need help with applying?
Call 1-800-377-3536 to get connected with a certified bilingual assister or make an appointment online

If your application is approved, you can choose which AHCCCS health plan you would like to cover your benefits. If you don’t select one. One will be chosen for you by AHCCCS. If you do not like the one chosen for you. You will have 90 days to switch to another AHCCCS health plan.

What is AHCCCS, KidsCare, Medicare Savings Program, SNAP, and TANF?

AHCCCS: Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. Arizona’s Medicaid health insurance.
KidsCare: Arizona’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children under age 19 who are not eligible for AHCCCS insurance.
Medicare Savings Program: This is a program for individuals on low income that are eligible for Medicare. This program pays for Medicare Part A and B premiums
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program). Arizona’s food and nutrition support for families.
TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Arizona’s cash assistance program.


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