To qualify as "medically eligible";
- The child must be under the age of 19,
- Have a health condition which makes the child "uninsurable", (or unable to access private health insurance because of their health condition.) and
- Lacks access to group health insurance through their job or a parent's job
Once screened for this category, TennCare will mail a Medical Eligibility packet to the child's caregiver to complete. The packet asks for specific information about the child's health and from the information, a determination of eligibility is made.