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How to Apply

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

If you want to apply by mail, you can find the paper application here.

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.  Click here to find the DHS office in your county.

  2. You can get help from private groups.  Click here to find someone near you.  You can also call 1-866-720-1711.

  3. You can call also 1-800-318-2596 to apply directly over the phone. 

If you need help getting Long Term Care or you want to apply the Medicare Savings Program, click here.


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TennCare CHOICES in Long Term or a Medicare Savings Program

Do you want to apply for TennCare CHOICES in Long Term or a Medicare Savings Program, like QMB or SLMB? Click on link below.

For other places you can call for help: