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The Tennessee Health Connection is now TennCare Connect

How Do I Apply for TennCare?

Introducing TennCare Connect!  TennCare Connect is a self-service portal that allows applicants and members to create an account, apply for benefits, check your status, report changes, read letters, and more!  Do you live in Hickman, Montgomery, Washington, Williamson, or Wilson county?  If so, you can set up an account and get started at

If you don’t live in one of the counties listed above, stay tuned…TennCare Connect is coming your way very soon!

Open and read all mail from TennCare. Follow the directions and make sure to return requested information.

You can apply for TennCare at You can also call 1-800-318-2596.

If you want to apply by mail, you can use this paper application English  Spanish .

There is also information and an application available if you need help getting Long Term Care or you want to apply for the Medicare Savings Program.

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 to find the DHS office in your county.
  2. You can get help from private groups near you. You can also call 1-866-475-7879.
  3. You can also call the Marketplace at 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.

Do you need help with TennCare ?

You can apply for the Medicare Savings Program. This may help pay your Medicare premiums and cost-sharing. For help applying, call 1-877-801-0044. Also, applications are available at:

If you have TennCare, you can call your TennCare health plan (MCO). The number is on your TennCare card.

If you have an intellectual disability or are helping someone with an intellectual disability apply for long term care, call the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) for free at 1-800-535-9725.

If you don't have TennCare, contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) for free at 1-866-836-6678. Even if you don't qualify for Medicaid, they can tell you about other programs that may help. If you have a disability, they will even come to your house to help you apply for TennCare. You can also call us at 1-855-259-0701 for help over the phone.