Medicaid Benefits

AHCCCS contracts with several health plans to provide covered services. An AHCCCS health plan works like a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). The health plan works with doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, specialists, etc. to provide care. You will choose a health plan that covers your zip code area. If you are approved, you will choose a primary care doctor that works with that health plan. 

•Doctor's Visits

•Prescriptions (Not covered if you have Medicare)

•Emergency Care

•Dental Screening (for children under age 21)


AHCCCS (Medicaid) has no out-of-pocket expenses ( for children) with some rare exceptions.  The most common reason an AHCCCS child’s parents may need to pay something is for extractions needed for braces.  AHCCCS won’t cover a non-medically necessary treatment. to learn more please see the AHCCCS website.

The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant:

•Is a United States citizen or a qualified immigrant (If the child is not a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant, the child may still be eligible for emergency services.)

 ◦To apply for a Social Security number visit the U.S. Social Security Administration 

•Is under the income limit.


KidsCare - Arizona's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

 The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant:

•Is 18 years old or younger

•Has a Social Security number or applies for one

  ◦Make a copy of the form submitted as confirmation of applying for a Social Security Number

•Is not currently covered by other health insurance

•Is not eligible to receive AHCCCS (Medicaid) coverage


If the child is under age 26 and was in the custody of the Department of Economic Security (DES) and placed in a foster home or with a child welfare agency on the child's 18th birthday, the child may qualify for AHCCCS Health Insurance regardless of how much money the child has.


Still have questions?  Just ask us.  We’re always glad to help our patients and their families.