The ArizonaHealth Care Cost Containment System (written as AHCCCS and pronounced ‘access’) is Arizona’s Medicaid program, a federal health care program jointly funded by the federal and state governments for individuals and families who qualify based on income level.
If eligible, refugees have a right to apply for AHCCCS.
Note on Public Charge: Refugees and other eligible beneficiaries are not subject to public charge when applying for adjustment of status or other benefits. Enrollment in AHCCCS will not affect a refugees eligibility for other services or immigration status change.
Refugee Medical Assistance is a temporary medical benefit for refugees and other eligible beneficiaries who are not eligible for state Medicaid (AHCCCS). In Arizona, RMA is available for refugees who have lost AHCCCS coverage in the first 8 months after arrival due to earnings from employment. More information is available in the documents below. Refugees can apply for RMA through their resettlement agency. RMA is administered at the RRP office in the Department of Economic Security. Refugees who apply for and are granted RMA coverage will receive an RMA medical coverage card that they can provide their health providers. In order for providers to be reimbursed for costs incurred by RMA covered individuals, providers must register with RRP by submitting this W-9. An RMA Provider Manual is available to providers to explain coverage and billing procedures. This manual is posted below. Providers will be reimbursed on the AHCCCS fee-for-service schedule.
Screening appointments are available for all refugees and other eligible beneficiaries and coordinated through the resettling agency and the screening coordinator. The clinic cannot accommodate walk-ins for the DME.
Note on Public Charge: Refugees and other eligible beneficiaries are not subject to public charge when applying for adjustment of status or other benefits. Enrollment in RMA will not affect a refugees eligibility for other services or immigration status change.
Screening Program Manager: Korissa Entringer, MBA, MSL
1645 E Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Screening Program Manager: Natasha Korosteleva, MPH
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724