Eligibility

There are two (2) kinds of TennCare:

To be eligible for TennCare as a new applicant, you must qualify for TennCare Medicaid

Need help applying? There are at least three ways that you can get help:

  1. You can go to any DHS office in any of Tennessee’s 95 counties. A trained staff person there will help you apply. Over 350 state employees are trained to help you. Find the DHS office in your county.
  2. You can get help from private groups. Find someone near you. You can also call 1-866-720-1711.
  3. You can call also 1-800-318-2596 to apply directly over the phone.

If you have a disability, someone can even come to your house to help you apply for TennCare. Just call your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) at 1-866-836-6678.

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If you need help getting Long Term Care or you want to apply the Medicare Savings Program.