Program DescriptionTennCare is a program providing health insurance to people who are eligible for Medicaid and to certain other people who lack access to insurance. A managed care model is used for delivering program benefits. Enrollees choose a Managed Care Organization for most of their health and acute care needs. They receive covered mental health and substance abuse services through a Behavioral Health Organization. They receive covered dental services through a Dental Benefits Manager and covered pharmacy services through the state's Pharmacy Benefits Manager. Enrollees must verify at regular intervals that they continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the program.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Tennessee and you must also be a US citizen or qualified alien. You must be either pregnant, a child under age 19, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 21, disabled, elderly, or uninsurable. You must also meet the financial eligibility criteria that go with each category. Generally, your financial situation would be characterized as either low income or very low income.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessFor more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information
More information can be obtained by contacting the following: http://www.state.tn.us/tenncare
(in Tennessee) 800-669-1851
(outside Tennessee) 615-741-0213