How Do I Apply For TennCare?

To apply for TennCare you can:


  • Complete a paper application and mail it to DHS. You must have Adobe Reader to use this application. It can be downloaded here.




  • Visit your local Department of Human Services office to fill out an application. You don’t need to make an appointment to fill out an application.

If you turn in an application at your DHS office, ask them for a receipt that shows the date you turned in your application. Save this receipt until DHS completes your application process. After the DHS office has received your application, you will interview with a DHS case worker. DHS will contact you to tell you where and when to come for your appointment. They may try to reach you by phone to schedule the interview, so be sure to include a phone number on your application where you can be reached.