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Del Norte HS Presents 2nd Annual “Healthy Knights Fall Festival” on Sept 29th! — Albuquerque Public Schools


Posted: September 6, 2022

Del Norte HS Presents 2nd Annual “Healthy Knights Fall Festival” on Sept 29th!

Del Norte High School throws their 2nd annual “Healthy Knights Fall Festival,” featuring on-site Medicaid/SNAP enrollment, vaccinations for school kids of ALL ages, Covid vaccines, dozens of health-focused vendors & more!

Flyer for "Del Norte Healthy Knights Fall Festival"

Flyer for “Del Norte Healthy Knights Fall Festival”

Needing vaccinations for your APS student? Need a Covid vaccination or booster? Need to see if you qualify for reduced-cost or free healthcare, or need extra support? Everyone is welcome to the 2nd annual “Healthy Knights Fall Festival” at  APS City Center featuring support for those in need, including on-site Medicaid & SNAP enrollment, health education, prizes, free snacks & more! Principal Edward Bortot at Del Norte High School has worked with APS Medicaid Enrollment staff at the Student, Family & Community Supports Division to gladly support students, staff and anyone in Albuquerque who needs health assistance or related supports.

Join us during this free event which will be held at Del Norte High School from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Del Norte High School is located at 5323 Montgomery Blvd NE.

Event Details

This event is for the entire community, so all are welcome (even those not associated with APS.) 

The free community event will include:

  • On-site Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), LIHEAP (energy assistance) and TANF (cash assistance) enrollment (bilingual staff also available)
  • BeWellNM Representatives providing information on financial assistance and education for affordable health insurance options
  • Information about Medicare and other supports
  • Local providers offering information on eyeglasses, housing assistance, APS family engagement, and more
  • Health resources & information
  • Prize giveaways from vendors
  • ‘Grab & go’ snacks and refreshments
  • Plus much, much more!

Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Western Sky Community Care will also be on site, along with local healthcare providers and organizations, to answer questions and provide support to families and staff. A Medicare specialist will also be available to help those with questions regarding Medicare options.

Healthcare enrollment experts will be on site to help enroll families or individuals in Medicaid, answer questions and provide emergency cards to both adults and kids (some conditions apply). At the ISD office it may take several hours to get enrolled; at APS events, families can get enrolled in less than an hour. We highly encourage all APS families and staff to attend if you are still uninsured and/or struggling financially. Medicaid can also be used as a secondary insurance.

What to Bring

To expedite on-site Medicaid enrollment, please bring…

  • proof of citizenship
  • immigration status or tribal enrollment
  • a photo ID
  • proof of residency
  • proof of all household income, including benefits (for past month)
  • current insurance information and/or recent unpaid medical bills

Non-citizens may be eligible as well. For recertification, only new proof of income along with a picture I.D. is required. We may not need all of the above documents to enroll, but we highly encourage clients to bring them since their case may be expedited if all documents are provided at time of enrollment.

“Because health-related issues can be barriers to learning, APS is working on ways for students and families to be healthier,” said Brian Bolding, Medicaid enrollment coordinator in the APS Student, Family, and Community Supports Division. “We at APS believe that a healthier student is a more successful student.”

For more Information

  • For further information call the APS Medicaid Enrollment Office at (505) 855-5261.
  • Spanish speaking families may contact (505) 855-9820 for bilingual assistance.

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