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Posted: May 25, 2017

Free "Launch to Learn" APS Fun & Wellness Fair on Monday, June 19th

Free health fair and enrollment event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center.

APS Fun and Wellness Fair Flyer Image

APS Fun and Wellness Fair Flyer Image

Albuquerque Public Schools is teaming up with Mission Graduate and the City of Albuquerque to bring you a Summer community health fair and enrollment event, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017, at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth St, SE (map).

The event will feature booths from community organizations focused on health and wellness, free snacks and food, on-site Medicaid and Medicare enrollment, and much more. The whole community is welcome to attend.

APS’ Medicaid Enrollment Events combine health education for families, fun activities for kids and parents, and insurance enrollment and resources for anyone in need. Healthcare enrollment experts will be on hand to enroll families or individuals in Medicaid, can provide emergency cards to kids (some conditions apply), and can also give referrals to enroll in Medicare or on the Health Insurance Exchange.

“Open enrollment” for Federal Health Insurance officially ended on January 31, 2017, so we highly encourage all APS families and staff to attend if you are still uninsured. Medicaid enrollment can be done year round, but to avoid a tax penalty for next year, you should make sure you get health insurance of any kind, as soon as possible. On-site enrollment will be offered at this free event, and walk-ins are welcome and encouraged during this time. Attending this event can also help save families valuable time. At the ISD office you can wait up to 6 hours to get enrolled, at APS events, families can get enrolled in less than an hour.

“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.”

In order to expedite enrollment...

Individuals should bring: proof of citizenship, immigration status or tribal enrollment, a photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income, and proof of household size. In addition, individuals should bring any current insurance information and/or recent unpaid medical bills. Non-citizens may be eligible as well. For recertification, new proof of income along with a picture I.D. is required.

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