There are different ways to apply for CoverKids for children or pregnant women. You can apply online, over the phone, or with a paper application.


You can apply for TennCare using our self-service portal called TennCare Connect. With TennCare Connect, you can create an account, apply for benefits, check your status, report changes, read letters, and more!

For more information about what you can do with a TennCare Connect account, go to TennCare Connect Instructional Videos.

Over the Phone

Call TennCare Connect at 855-259-0701 to apply over the phone.

Do you have a hearing or speech problem and have questions or need help? Call the Tennessee Relay Service (TNRS) at 800-848-0298. Ask them to connect you with TennCare Connect at 855-259-0701.

Paper Applications

English Application

Aplicación en español

How to send your paper application to TennCare

There are two ways to send in your paper application. You only need to choose one:

Mail it to: 
TennCare Connect
P.O. Box 305240
Nashville, TN 37230-5240

Or Fax it to: 1-855-315-0669. Be sure to keep the page that says your fax went through.

Do you need help in person? You can get help from your local Department of Health (DOH). Visit the Local and Regional Health Departments web page to find your local DOH office.