Outreach & Enrollment Specialists Available for Medicaid Unwinding and Renewals

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems’ Outreach & Enrollment Specialists are available for Medicaid unwinding and renewal questions from patients at any of the four community health centers – Saltville Community Health Center, Meadowview Community Health Center, Bristol Community Health Center, and Tazewell Community Health Center.

The Covid-19 public health emergency ends March 31, 2023. Beginning in April 2023, states will resume Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews and renewal processing will begin.  In order to prevent you from potentially losing your health coverage, it is very important to take the necessary steps to renew your Medicaid coverage.

Bristol Community Health Center Outreach & Enrollment Specialist, Megan Osborne, said “For those who are found to no longer qualify for  Medicaid or CHIP, we (Outreach & Enrollment Specialists) are here to help explore other available health insurance options through the Health Insurance Marketplace.”

Osborne reminds patients that if they have not already done so, please make sure their State Medicaid or CHIP program has your most up to date mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. Be diligent on checking for Medicaid letters via postal mail.

Osborne said, “The letter will let you know if you need to complete a renewal form to see if you still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. If a renewal form is received, be sure to fill out form and return it to your State Medicaid program right away to help avoid a gap in your health coverage.”

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems has locations in Saltville, Meadowview, Tazewell, and Bristol with Outreach & Enrollment Specialists ready and available to help. To schedule an appointment or for questions, please contact 276-496-4492.