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Changes to CoverKids Application Process

The process for submitting applications for CoverKids is changing. Effective December 16, 2015, ALL non-pregnant applicants should apply for CoverKids by visiting or calling 1-800-318-2596. Only pregnant applicants may continue to apply directly through the state. Beginning January 1st, four different CoverKids application options will be available to pregnant women:

  • In-person application assistance will be available at local health departments (Note: by early in the year all local health departments will provide such assistance, but training may not be complete in a small number of the metropolitan health departments by January 1), or

  • A paper application with a signed cover page* may be mailed to CoverKids at P.O. Box 305230 Nashville, TN 37230-5230 or,

  • A paper application with a signed cover page* may be faxed to CoverKids at 1-866-913-1046 or,

  • An application may be filed online or by phone through the FFM at or toll-free at 1-800-318-2596.

* You may find the paper application and cover page online at or by calling 1-866-620-8864.

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