Welcome to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan in Kansas

Learn About Kansas Medicaid - KanCare

Medicaid Plans

Medicaid is a federal-state program that provides health and long-term care services to people with low-incomes. KanCare is the program through which the State of Kansas administers Medicaid. If you do not currently have coverage for KanCare, you can apply online. To apply for medical coverage, you must complete and submit an application.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan KanCare

KanCare plan is for children, pregnant women, families and adults. This plan also covers adults and children who have a disability, long-term illness or special health care needs. You can choose your own doctor. And you get many extras that other plans don’t offer. Learn more about UnitedHealthcare KanCare.

Announcements

  • To find out when your KanCare open enrollment starts call the KanCare Enrollment Center at 866-305-5147. To learn more, visit KanCare.Ks.Gov.  

  • Schedule your flu shot today. From missing a few days of work to being hospitalized or worse, the flu affects millions of Americans every year. We don’t want you to be one of them. Every person over the age of six months should get a flu shot once a year. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s available at no cost to you. Schedule an appointment or stop by your local pharmacy today.

Benefits and Features


Did you lose your job recently?

More people now qualify for KanCare (Medicaid). See if you can too. No copays for covered services.

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We offer Extra Services for adults, such as:

  • FreshEBT. This app helps keep track of your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
  • Bus passes. Members in Sedgwick, Wyandotte and Johnson Counties can get $25 in bus passes annually.
  • Education. Help with GEDs, learning to code, English as a second language and resumé-writing.
  • And more. See additional UnitedHealthcare Community Plan - KanCare 2021 Value Added Benefits 

Be smoke-free. We can help.

As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage caused by smoking.

Trying to stop smoking is hard. But all the benefits of quitting are worth it. Did you know that 20 minutes after you quit, your heart rate drops to a normal level? And 12-24 hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. We support our members who are trying to quit.

  • Visit your doctor to get advice and medicines that can help you quit. We can help you schedule an appointment.
  • Medicines come in different forms like patches, gum, lozenges and pills. Most of these are covered by your benefits. We can also help you understand your other benefits too.
  • Reach out to the KanQuit smoking line at 1-800-784-8669 for support.  

Healthy First Steps®

Build a healthy future for you and your baby and earn great rewards with Healthy First Steps. Our program will help you take the right steps to keep you and your baby healthy. Plus you can earn $20 just for signing up.

We will help you:

  • Choose a pregnancy provider and a pediatrician (child’s doctor).
  • Schedule visits and exams and arrange rides to your visits.
  • Earn rewards for going to visits throughout your pregnancy and baby’s first 15 months of life.
  • Get supplies, including breast pumps for nursing moms.
  • Connect with community resources such as Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is as important as physical health. That's why we have coverage for both.

Required care is 100% covered with no copay. This includes:

  • Behavioral therapy.
  • Substance abuse treatment.
  • Medications.
  • Peer Coaching program.

HealthTalk Member Newsletter

Our HealthTalk newsletter is now online. The newsletter is a great way to learn about our health plan and important health topics.

Now you can read it whenever, wherever you want. Check back quarterly for a new edition.

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Transportation Assistance

Our plan provides up to 12 rides annually to and from health care locations for medical appointments and more, such as:

  • Doctor or therapy visits.
  • Health departments.
  • Vision clinics.
  • Grocery store, food bank.
  • WIC, prenatal classes.
  • Support group meetings.
  • Rides to job activities for members who qualify. 

Call 1-877-524-9238.

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NurseLine℠

Medical questions and situations sometimes happen at inconvenient times. When you have questions about your health, you can call a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-855-575-0136.

Our nurses will:

  • Listen to symptoms.
  • Help with self-care.
  • Advise you about getting care at a doctor visit or an urgent care center.
  • Help you know when to go to the emergency room.
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Healthy Rewards

Earn debit card* rewards for healthy activities such as wellcare visits, immunizations, or completing a Health Risk Assessment. Reward amounts range from $10 to $25.

* Debit cards can be used at specific retailers for CMS approved health related items.

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Just for Kids

Free activities. Kids can get a $50 activity at local organizations like YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and some Parks and Recreation Centers.

KidsHealth. This online source offers helpful videos and articles to encourage healthy behaviors in kids, teens and parents.

Health Education


Healthy weight. Healthy eating.

Healthy Weight. Healthy You.

When you eat more calories than you use, your body stores the extra calories as fat. A few extra pounds are not bad for most people, but too many extra pounds and too much body fat can be bad for your health.* Doctors call this being “overweight” or “obese.”

Doctors use a measurement called body mass index (BMI), using your height and your weight to determine how much body fat you have. The best way to stay at a healthy weight or to lose weight is to make good food choices. Here are some easy ways to do that every day:

  • Try to eat more vegetables and fruit than any other type of food whenever possible.
  • Choose low-calorie foods or smaller portions when eating out.
  • Pick healthy side dishes like apple slices or apple sauce instead of Ffrench fries. If you are really craving fries, try eating something healthy like a salad, apple slices or apple sauce first, then split a small portion of fries with a few other people.
  • Drink water or milk instead of soda.
  • Check the label – can you recognize all of the ingredients? If not, it might have a lot of extra stuff you don’t need, so look for other options. Try nuts or whole grain crackers instead of chips.
  • Try replacing sugary snacks with things like yogurt or dried fruit (without added sugar). If you have a sweet tooth, try a small portion of your favorite sweet only once a day.

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Healthy weight. Getting exercise.

Losing weight does not have to be hard. Getting more exercise is one of the best ways. Try to get 60 minutes or more of exercise every day. It doesn’t have to mean doing hard exercises or going to the gym every day. Just move your body. Here are some ideas:

Move! Dancing to your favorite tunes can help you burn more than 300 calories an hour.

If you do play video games, play interactive ones where you have to move. You don’t even have to leave the house to move – try exercises like jumping jacks, marching in place, going up and down stairs, push-ups or sit-ups at home.

Walk! Take a walk with a friend outside. Walk your dog or your neighbor’s dog, or walk your cat! Instead of driving, walk or bike to school or a friend’s house.

Clean! Vacuum your room. Wash the car. Mow the lawn. Your parents will be happy, and it’s another chance for you to get more exercise, and maybe even have some fun.

Unplug! Limit your time watching TV or using your smartphone, computer or other device. Keep screen time to less than two hours a day. When you do watch TV or use your phone – try marching in place or exercising while you watch/play.