Albuquerque Public Sschools Spring Wellness Fair

Friday Apr 27, 2018

6400 Uptown Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
US

Cost:

FREE

Contact:

Albuquerque Public Schools
Phone: 505855261

Healthcare enrollment experts are on-hand to enroll families and individuals in insurance plans, answer questions and provide emergency cards to both adults and kids.

APS Student, Family and Community Supports Division and the APS Medicaid Office present you the APS Spring Wellness Fair! At this event, you can enroll in Medicaid on-site with bilingual staff and find out about other community supports.

[Albuquerque, NM]—Albuquerque Public Schools is sponsoring a free “Spring Wellness Fair,” from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2018, at APS City Center, 6400 Uptown Blvd NE. This event is free for the whole community, anyone is welcome to attend, and activities include on-site Medicaid enrollment and information about other community supports, such as Medicare, TANF, LIHEAP and SNAP (food stamps) for those in need. Both APS employees and families of students are welcome to attend and apply. We can determine your eligibility at the event, too.

APS’ Family Fair events, coordinated by the APS Medicaid Enrollment department, combine health education for families, fun activities for kids and parents, and insurance enrollment and resources for anyone in need. Healthcare enrollment experts will be on hand to enroll families or individuals in most insurance plans and answer questions and provide emergency cards to both adults and kids (some conditions apply). We highly encourage all APS families and staff to attend if you are still uninsured and/or struggling financially. On-site enrollment will be offered at this free event, and walk-ins are welcome and encouraged during this time. Attending this event can also help save families valuable time. At the ISD office you can wait several hours to get enrolled; at APS events, families can get enrolled in less than an hour. Medicaid may also be used as a secondary insurance if you or someone in your family does not qualify for full Medicaid.

“Because health-related issues can be barriers to learning, APS is working on ways for students and families to be healthier,” said Brian Bolding, Medicaid enrollment coordinator in the APS Student, Family, and Community Supports Division. “We at APS believe that a healthier student is a more successful student.”

In order to expedite the enrollment individuals should bring: proof of citizenship, immigration status or tribal enrollment, a photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income, and proof of household size. In addition, individuals should bring any current insurance information and/or recent unpaid medical bills. Non-citizens may be eligible as well. For recertification, only new proof of income along with a picture I.D. is required.

The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at APS City Center (Bruce and Alice King Educational Complex), which is located at 6400 Uptown Blvd NE and ends at 4:00 p.m. This event will also include drinks and snacks, bilingual enrollment, and information about other amazing resources that are available for families and students in need. For further information call the APS Medicaid Enrollment Office at 855-5261.