Arizona’s Medicaid program is managed by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). The AHCCCS provides health care programs for residents of Arizona.
In order to be eligible for Arizona Medicaid, you must be an Arizona resident, a United States citizen or qualified immigrant, and have a Social Security number or have applied for a number. Individuals must also meet specific income and additional criteria to be able to receive services.
Arizona Medicaid is intended to serve the follow groups of people:
- The elderly, age 65 or older
- Individuals with severe vision impairments
- Disabled individuals
- Individuals who require in-home or nursing home care
- Individuals with developmental disabilities who require long-term care
There are also programs available for individuals who need assistance covering their Medicare costs, women who need cervical or breast cancer screening, and working individuals with disabilities. Residents who do not meet the full requirements may still be eligible for partial coverage that comes with a monthly premium.
For additional Arizona Medicaid information, contact the AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid Agency. Check out the government website, give them a call at (602) 417-4000, or visit their office in person in Phoenix.