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Posted: March 28, 2019

"Spring Forward!" - Health & Wellness Resource Festival

Want to see if you qualify for reduced-cost or free healthcare, or need extra support? Everyone is welcome to our upcoming APS Medicaid Enrollment Event - Spring Forward! Featuring free Hep C & HIV testing and many fun activities for the whole family!

Spring Forward Event Flyer

Spring Forward Event Flyer

The free community event will include:

  • Door prizes
  • On-site Medicaid enrollment (bilingual staff available)
  • Information about Medicare and other supports (TANF, SNAP and LIHEAP)
  • Ongoing presentations on self-enrollment in Medicaid 
  • Light snacks and refreshments
  • Drone demos for kids & families
  • Free Rapid Hepatitis C & HIV Testing for all
  • Student performances from Kennedy MS students
  • BCBS 'Blue Bear' appearance for kids from 9-10 am
  • Kennedy MS Food Bank, ongoing next-door
  • Plus much, much more!

Join us during this free event which will be held at Kennedy Middle School, from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Kennedy Middle School is located at 721 Tomasita St NE (map).

Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Western Sky Community Care will also be on site, along with local healthcare providers and organizations, to answer questions and provide support to families and staff.

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 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.

“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.

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 0-19
1 $1,385/month NA
2 $1,875/month $3,382/month
3 $2,365/month $4,266/month
4 $2,854/month $5,150/month