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New to Northern PHX area - any moms out there familiar with low-income healthcare for kids?

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Hi there.

I just moved here from the SF Bay Area of California and will be here with my 19 month old son until September. My son's father's family are here as a source of help and support for care so that I can work from home for my San Francisco job.

 

We had Medi-Cal health insurance in California because my income is low and I don't have health insurance. It was not a big deal to get it in CA, but when I looked to see about getting low-income care here in AZ I noticed that what they call the KidsCare program here has been "frozen" since 2010 due to lack of funding.

 

I live up in Carefree, AZ right now and it takes quite a while for me to do things around the greater metro area. I would like to know if anyone here has any firsthand experience or knowledge about dealing with the bureaucratic agencies for lower income people here and what I might come to expect. Long waiting list? How long does the process take to apply, etc.

 

I just want to get decent healthcare for my son while we are here and don't make enough money to be able to pay $75-150 out of pocket every time he needs to see a doctor.

 

Any thoughts and experience are helpful. Thank you!

post #2 of 4

Kidscare is a different program then AHCCCS Health Insurance. My kids were on Ahcccs, and it is like medicad. 

You can apply online here:  https://www.healthearizona.org/app/Login.aspx

 

Good luck :)

 

ETA:  Once you apply they have 30 days to process it. Just get all your info in ASAP!

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Thank you Mommkelly (I thought I wrote this response a long time ago)!

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Your welcome :) I hope you got it all worked out!

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