To qualify as "medically eligible";
- The child must be under the age of 19,
- Have a health condition that makes the child "uninsurable", or unable to access private health insurance because of their health condition and,
- Lacks access to group health insurance through their job or a parent's job
Once screened for this category, TennCare will mail a Medical Eligible (M.E.) packet to the child's caregiver to complete. The packet asks for specific information about the child's health and from the information. Once the packet is completed and returned, eligibility is determined.