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Posted: January 10, 2019

APS Westside "Happy Hearts Health Fair" on February 9, 2019

Live on the west side and need to enroll in Medicaid or get free flu shots for your kids? Stop by to check your healthcare options, meet with local providers, get a free healthcare screening and celebrate Valentines Day with your family during this event. Everyone is welcome!

APS "Happy Hearts Health Fair" flyer.

APS "Happy Hearts Health Fair" flyer.

The free community event will include:

  • On-site Medicaid enrollment (bilingual staff available)
  • Free flu shots for kids (first come, first served) by Albertsons Pharmacy and BCBS
  • Glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings will also be provided via the BCBS care van
  • Information about Medicare and other supports (TANF, SNAP and LIHEAP)
  • Ongoing presentations on self-enrollment in Medicaid 
  • Live performances by Atrisco Heritage Academy students & staff
  • Valentines Day themed games & fun for the whole family
  • Light snacks and refreshments

Join us at this free west side event to be held at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School in the Cafeteria from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  AHA HS is located at 10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd SW (map).

Free flu shots will be provided to APS students on a first-come, first-served basis by Albertsons Pharmacy and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings will also be provided via the BCBS Care Van. Presbyterian and Western Skies healthcare will also be on site, along with local healthcare providers and organizations, to answer questions and provide support to families.

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). At the ISD office it may take several hours to get enrolled; at APS events, families can get enrolled in less than an hour. 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 the enrollment, please bring...

  • proof of citizenship
  • immigration status or tribal enrollment
  • a photo ID
  • proof of residency
  • proof of income
  • 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.

“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.


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