TennCare is a managed-care Medicaid program operated by the state of Tennessee. If you live in Tennessee and you're eligible for Medicaid, you must register with the state's Department of Human Services (DHS) before you can receive Medicaid benefits. The DHS website contains a secure application you can fill out online. Once you've filled out the application form online, you can digitally sign and submit your application to DHS from the comfort of your living room.
Navigate your Web browser to https://fabenefits.dhs.tn.gov, the secure TennCare signup page.
Click the radio button next to the language you wish to use. TennCare signup is available in English and Spanish.
Click the "Want to Apply Now" button at the bottom of the page to begin your application.
Click the "Sign-up" link, then choose a user name and password for your application. Click "Submit" to create your user account.
Click a radio button to indicate who you are filling out the application for, then check the box next to "TennCare Medicaid" and click "Next."
Click the radio buttons next to your answers for the "Yes/No" questions on the first page of the form. Click "Next" to continue.
Type your personal information into the "Applicant Household Information" form, then check the box next to "TennCare Medicaid" and click "Next."
Type your address in the next page of the form, click "Next" and type your phone number into the form.
Click the radio button next to "Do you want to add members in your household" if you live with other people. You will be prompted to enter information about the people in your house if you do so. Otherwise, click the "No" radio button and click "Next."
Answer all survey questions in the "Household Member Detail" page and click "Next."
Check the box that describes your employment status, then click "Next" and provide your income information in the next page. Click "Next" to proceed.
Check the box next to any other source of income you receive and specify the amount. If you receive no other income, check the "None of the above" box. Click "Next" to continue.
Check the box next to each type of expense you pay and provide information on the amount of the expense. Check the box next to "None of the above" if you do not pay any of the specified household expenses.
Check the box next to each type of other asset that you own and provide the requested information about that asset. Click "Next" to continue.
Review your application thus far, then click "Next" and click a button next to "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether you are registered to vote. Click "Next" to advance to the digital signature page.
Click the radio button next to "Yes," then read the HIPAA statement and release of information statement. Click the radio buttons next to "I agree" and click the "Sign Now" button to digitally sign your application and submit it to the Tennessee Department of Human Services.