In the realm of healthcare, understanding your benefits and how to utilize them is crucial. In Arizona, the Medicaid program, known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), provides free or low-cost health insurance coverage to eligible individuals. The program uses a system of ID cards to help members access their benefits. This blog post will walk you through everything you need to know about Medicaid cards in Arizona.


The New AHCCCS ID Card

Recently, there has been an update on the AHCCCS ID cards. Members will receive new ID cards and new member Health Plan information by mail. These cards are essential for accessing your Medicaid benefits, so it’s important to keep an eye out for this new card in your mailbox.

How to Apply for Medicaid in Arizona

Applying for Medicaid in Arizona is a simple process that can be done online through Health-e-Arizona Plus. Alternatively, you can also start the application process by phone by calling 1-855-432-7587.

Once your application is approved, you will receive an AHCCCS ID card which you will need to show to your healthcare provider to receive your Medicare and Medicaid plan benefits.

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Services Covered by Medicaid in Arizona

Medicaid in Arizona covers a range of services. People with Medicaid may get coverage for services that are not fully covered by Medicare. This includes doctor visits, hospital stays, long-term care services, preventive care, other programs and more.


Navigating Your Benefits Online

Health-e-Arizona Plus is a convenient online portal where you can apply online for benefits, manage your account, and learn more about the services covered by Medicaid. If you have any questions or need assistance, the website offers resources and support to help you navigate your benefits.

In conclusion, understanding your AHCCCS ID card and how to use it is crucial for accessing your Medicaid benefits in Arizona. With the new ID cards being mailed out and the availability of online medical resources, managing your healthcare has never been easier.