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TennCare and CoverKids

TennCare is Tennessee’s Medicaid program. It covers more than 1.5 million Tennesseans. 

CoverKids is Tennessee’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It covers children and pregnant women.  

While they are different programs, both are administered by the Tennessee State Division of TennCare. In 2018 an estimated 55,719 children were eligible for TennCare or CoverKids but were not enrolled. (Data from:

How can we help:

As Certified Navigators we provide free, unbiased guidance on health insurance options available through the Marketplace, Medicaid (TennCare), and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CoverKids).

With TennCare or CoverKids we can help to:

  • Apply for coverage, including TennCare, CoverKids, Medicare Savings Programs, and other TennCare categories.
  • Find current enrollment status in the TennCare system.
  • Create a TennCare Connect account on
  • Complete the renewal process (link to our tenncare renewal page)
  • Send requested documents to TennCare
  • Educate about coverage and how to use it
  • Update information including income change, address change, removing or adding household members and more.
  • Submit TennCare/CoverKids eligibility appeals
  • Answer questions about TennCare or CoverKids eligibility and coverage.