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Posted: April 16, 2024

APS Medicaid Presents, "April Wellness Festival!"

Everyone is welcome to the "April Wellness Festival!" at APS City Center, sponsored by APS Medicaid Enrollment, featuring support for those in need, including: on-site Medicaid enrollment, immunizations, vaccines, health education, free snacks/drinks, door prizes & 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 "April Wellness Festival" here at APS City Center, sponsored by APS Medicaid Enrollment, featuring support for those in need, including on-site Medicaid enrollment, immunizations, vaccines, health education, free snacks and drinks, prizes, and more!

Join us during this free event, which will be held at APS City Center (6400 Uptown Blvd NE) from 2 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. 

This event is for the ENTIRE community, so all are welcome (even those not associated with APS).

The free community event will include:

  • On-site Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), LIHEAP (energy assistance), and TANF (cash assistance) enrollment (bilingual staff also available)
  • REDUCED COST: tablet or phone with activated 10 GB of Data, WIFI for those already on Medicaid (bring proof). Activation fees may apply: $20 for a Wi-Fi connected tablet or $15 for a phone with 10 gigs of monthly data and calling.
  • BEWELLNM Representatives providing information on financial assistance and education for affordable health insurance options
  • Information about Medicare and other supports
  • Health screenings and immunizations! Provided by Southwest Vaccinations & Blue Cross Blue Shield. These include: COVID (Phizer) vaccine (for all ages) and HIB/Flu (all ages.) For school aged kids: Hepatitis A & B, MMR, Meningitis, dTAP & TDAP. This is subject to change up until the event. (Call our voicemail below for up to date details.)
  • TONS OF LOCAL health resources & information
  • Hourly prize giveaways
  • 'Grab & Go' snacks and refreshments
  • Plus much, much more!

Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United and Molina 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. Information will also be available on the rollout of Turquoise Care (which is replacing Centennial Care, NM Medicaid, this Summer!)

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 children (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 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 (505) 855-5261

Eligibility of Medicaid Coverage by monthly income & family size (Updated 4/1/24)
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 6-18
1 $1,670/month $2,385/month
2 $2,186/month $3,237/month
3 $2,756/month $4,089/month
4 $3,325/month $4,940/month