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Posted: September 6, 2022

Del Norte HS Presents 2nd Annual "Healthy Knights Fall Festival" on Sept 29

Del Norte High School hosts the Second annual "Healthy Knights Fall Festival" featuring on-site Medicaid/SNAP enrollment, vaccinations for school kids of all ages, Covid vaccines, dozens of health-focused vendors and more!

2nd Annual Health Knight Fall Festival Flyer

2nd Annual Health Knight Fall Festival Flyer

Everyone is Welcome to Attend!

Need vaccinations for your APS student? Need a Covid vaccination or booster? Need to see if you qualify for reduced-cost or free healthcare, or need extra support?

This event features support for those in need, including on-site Medicaid & SNAP enrollment, health education, prizes, free snacks & more! Principal Edward Bortot at Del Norte High School has worked with APS Medicaid Enrollment staff at the Student, Family & Community Supports Division to gladly support students, staff and anyone in Albuquerque who needs health assistance or related supports.


Event Details

  • Date and time: Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Del Norte High School, Gym and Cafeteria, 5323 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Details: Free and open to the public. No registration required.

The event will include:

  • 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.
  • Information about Medicare and other supports.
  • Local providers offering information on eyeglasses, housing assistance, APS family engagement, and more.
  • Health resources and information.
  • Prize giveaways from vendors.
  • Vaccinations for all school-aged APS students – Please bring your vaccination records if you plan on having your child receive a school vaccination.
  • Covid vaccines and boosters – bring any documentation including ID.
  • 'Grab & go' snacks and refreshments.
  • Plus much, much more!.

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. Enrollment may take 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

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

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

  • For more information call the APS Medicaid Enrollment Office at (505) 855-5261.
  • Spanish speaking families can contact (505) 855-9820 for bilingual assistance.