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How do I Apply for TennCare Medicaid?

To save you time, an EarnBenefits Counselor can let you know if you might qualify for TennCare and other benefits. To find a counselor near you, click here.

You can also apply on your own. To apply for TennCare you can:
  • Apply online,
  • Print out an application here, or
  • Visit your local Department of Human Services office to fill out an application.

After the DHS office has received your application, you will need to interview with a Medicaid case worker.

DHS Offices
North Branch Office
3230 Jackson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38122
Tel.(901) 320-7200
Wells Branch Office
3360 South 3rd St.
Memphis, TN 38109
Tel.(901) 344-5040


What do I Need to Bring?
To apply for this benefit, you will need:
  • Identification for yourself and the people in your household
  • Proof of social security number for yourself and the people in your household
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of citizenship or immigration status for yourself and the people in your household
  • Proof of your household’s income
  • Proof of your household’s resources
  • Proof of child or dependent care expenses
  • Insurance benefit card or insurance policy number (if any member of your household has health insurance)
  • Medicare Benefit Card (if any member of your household has one)
If you don’t have regular pay stubs to prove your income, see alternatives