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Posted: January 17, 2024

APS February Wellness Fair

Learn more about the "APS February Wellness Fair," featuring support for those in need, including: Medicaid enrollment, immunizations, vaccines, health education, free snacks/drinks, prizes and more!

APS Health Fair Flyer

APS Health Fair Flyer

Want to see if you qualify for reduced-cost or free healthcare, or need extra support?

Everyone is welcome to the APS "February Wellness Fair" here at APS City Center, featuring support for those in need, including on-site Medicaid enrollment, immunizations, vaccines, health education, free snacks/drinks, prizes & more!

Join us during this free event which will be held at APS City Center (Alice & Bruce King building) from 12 pm to 4 pm on Friday, February 16, 2024. APS City Center is located at 6400 Uptown Blvd NE.

This event is for the entire community, so all are welcome (even those not associated with APS.) The event will be held in the Rio Grande & Rio Bonito Conference Rooms at APS district offices.

The free community event will include:

  • On-site Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), LIHEAP (energy assistance) and TANF (cash assistance) enrollment (bilingual staff also available)
  • FREE tablet/phone w/ unlimited wifi for those already on Medicaid (bring proof.) All activation fees are waived at these APS Medicaid events only. There may be a charge to upgrade to a phone.
  • beWellnm Representatives providing information on financial assistance and education for affordable health insurance options
  • Family-friendly cartoons/movies & fun!
  • Information about Medicare and other supports
  • FREE Flu & COVID vaccinations/immunizations by Best Buy Drugs
  • Health resources & information
  • Hourly prize giveaways
  • 'Grab & go' snacks and refreshments
  • Plus much, much more!

Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Western Sky Community Care will also be on-site, along with local healthcare providers and organizations, to answer questions and provide support to families and staff. A Medicare specialist will also be available to help those with questions regarding Medicare options.

Healthcare enrollment experts will be on-site to help enroll families or individuals in Medicaid, answer questions and provide emergency cards to both adults and kids (some conditions apply). Enrollment can take less than an hour at this APS event! We highly encourage all APS families and staff to attend if you are still uninsured and/or struggling financially. Medicaid can also be used as a secondary insurance.

To expedite on-site Medicaid enrollment, please bring...

  • proof of citizenship
  • immigration status or tribal enrollment
  • a photo ID
  • proof of residency
  • proof of all household income, including benefits (for the past month)
  • current insurance information and/or recent unpaid medical bills

Non-citizens may be eligible as well. For recertification, only new proof of income along with a picture I.D. is required. We may not need all of the above documents to enroll, but we highly encourage clients to bring them since their case may be expedited if all documents are provided at the time of enrollment.

“Because health-related issues can be barriers to learning, APS is working on ways for students and families to be healthier,” said Brian Bolding, Medicaid enrollment coordinator in the APS Student, Family, and Community Supports Division. “We at APS believe that a healthier student is a more successful student.”

For further information call the APS Medicaid Enrollment Office at 855-5261.

Spanish-speaking families may contact 855-9820 for bilingual assistance.

Eligibility of Medicaid Coverage by monthly income & family size
Number of people in familyIf you make less than this you qualify for Expanded Adult Medicaid CoverageIf your family makes less than this amount you may qualify for Children’s Medicaid Ages 0-19
1 $1,616/month $2,916/month
2 $2,186/month $3,944/month
3 $2,756/month $4,972/month
4 $3,325/month $6,000/month