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NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of
Medical Assistance

Health Choice Identification Card

Health Choice logoYour caseworker will mail you a notice to tell you if your application for North Carolina Health Choice was approved.

You will receive one identification (ID) card in the mail when you enroll your child in NC Health Choice.  The ID card is valid for 12 months. Click here to see a sample of the card with explanations

You should sign the ID card upon receipt.  You must take the ID card with you every time you take your child to a doctor, clinic, hospital or other health care professional for medical care or to the drug store why you buy a prescription drug.  Your NCHC card is your proof that you have coverage, just like insurance.

If you or your family members do not show your card to the person treating you or your family member, the person will not know you are covered by NCHC. You may then be responsible for paying the full cost of the treatment or prescription drug.

If you lose your ID card, contact your local DSS and request a replacement card. Ready NC Connect NC
June 11, 2014