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Posted: January 10, 2023

APS Medicaid "I Heart Health" Health Fair

APS Medicaid Enrollment & local partners present a health fair for the whole community which features on-site Medicaid/SNAP enrollment, Covid & Flu vaccines, free tablets for those already on Medicaid, snacks/drinks & door prizes!

APS Health Fair Flyer

APS Health Fair Flyer

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Do you need support for you or your APS student? Need to see if you qualify for reduced-cost or free healthcare, food stamps, or need extra support?

This free community event will be held on February 10, 2023 from 1pm - 5pm at APS City Center in the Rio Grande Conference Room. This fair features support for those in need, including on-site Medicaid & SNAP enrollment, health education, prizes, free snacks & more! We will also have free Covid & Flu vaccines (bring shot records), plus: free tablets available to those already on Medicaid (one per household; an $11 co-pay may be needed.) This event is open to anyone, and APS Medicaid & our local health partners are excited to host this very special health fair & community event! We will also have resources for Be Well NM (federal insurance marketplace) as well as many other support, so stop on by and check it out!

Event Details

  • On-site Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), LIHEAP (energy assistance) and TANF (cash assistance) enrollment (bilingual staff also available).
  • BeWellNM Representatives providing information on financial assistance and education for affordable health insurance options.
  • Free tablets on-site to those who are already on Medicaid (one per household; an $11 co-pay fee may apply)
  • Covid & Flu Shots/Vaccines (see below for more info)
  • Information about Medicare and other supports.
  • Health resources and information.
  • Prize giveaways from vendors.
  • 'Grab & go' snacks and refreshments.
  • Plus much, much more!

Covid & Flu Shot Clinic Information:

UNM Truman team will be participating in this event administrating Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine for those 12 and up, including bivalent booster.

 No insurance or ID required, No need to register. 

Who Will Attend to Answer Questions and Provide Support?

  • Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Western Sky Community Care
  • Local healthcare providers and organizations
  • A Medicaid specialist will also be available to help those with questions regarding Medicare options.
  • Medicare specialist will be on hand to assist

What to Bring for On-Site Medicaid Enrollment

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 past month)
  • current insurance information and/or recent unpaid medical bills
  • if enrolling in LiHeap (energy assistance) we may need a copy of your most recent gas/utility bill

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 as their case may be expedited if all documents are provided at 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 More Information, Contact

  • For assistance in English: Brian Bolding, (505) 855-5261
  • For assistance in Spanish: Cristina Almanza (505) 855-9820