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Additional Benefits

WellCare of Kentucky is proud to provide extra benefits at no cost.

  • Free Cellphone:  Qualified members can receive a free cellphone through Safelink (tracfone).  Members will have access to 350 minutes and unlimited text messages and 3 GB of data

Healthy Rewards Program

Get rewards for steps that help you live a healthy life.  Get a prepaid Visa® debit card or gift card for completing health goals such as:

  • See your PCP for an annual wellness visit
  • Get all of the recommended well-child checkups for children younger than 21
  • See the dentist, for ages 2 and older
The more behaviors you complete, the more rewards you earn. Get a full list of all healthy behaviors that can earn you a reward.

Meals Program: The Meals Program is for members discharged from:

  • An inpatient hospital
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skilled nursing facility
  • Behavioral health facility

Meals are delivered within 14 days of discharge. Members get 10 meals per authorization.

Vision: Members age 21 and over are eligible to receive an annual allowance of $150 to purchase eyeglasses or contacts every 12 months

Free Sports Physical: No co-pay for an annual physical from a PCP, for children ages 6-18.

OTC: Each head-of-household is eligible to receive OTC items each month that are mailed directly to their home:

  • No prescription is required
  • OTC allowance amount based on the Kentucky member’s household size
  • Only WellCare of Kentucky Medicaid plan members residing in the same home will be counted as part of the household:
    • 1-person household - $10 per month
    • 2-person household - $20 per month
    • 3+ person household - $25 per month

XtraSavings: WellCare of Kentucky members can save money and get additional discounts, two ways: OTC for Me and the CVS® Discount Card (for additional information sign in to the member secure portal)

Free GED Testing:A free GED test for members 16 and older who don't have a high school diploma. See our GED Eligibility Center for more details.

Reading Scholarship Application: We want to encourage the love of reading! To apply for your child, please fill out this formThis PDF document will open in a new window..

Free Text4Baby®:  Free messages on your cellphone that offer health tips on pregnancy and baby’s first year. Just text BABY to 511411.

Boy Scouts:  Free membership for boys 5-18 who join in the school year

Girl Scouts:  Free membership for girls ages 6-18 who join in the school year.  WellCare will cover a one-year membership fee for members age 21 and older.

Steps2Success:

  • Training - Free job training and financial education class
  • Reading Scholarships - Improves reading skills of qualified members in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade - to apply for your child, please fill out this formThis PDF document will open in a new window.
  • GED Program - Free GED test for members 16 and older (existing)
  • Criminal Record Expungement (Certification Only) - WellCare will assist with application fees associated with criminal record expungement (as allowed by statute)

College Scholarship: Members have a chance to win one of 50y scholarships. Each scholarship is $1,000. Member must be at least 18 years of age. Member must be accepted to attend a College or a University of their choice.

Fitbit/Amazon Prime Membership: Members may receive one of these items as part of the Healthy Rewards Program after he or she completes Healthy Rewards activities

  • To be eligible for a Fitbit, member must complete two (2) Healthy Reward activities
  • To be eligible for Amazon Prime you must complete one activity to receive three (3) month Amazon Prime Membership
  • Please note if you select Fitbit or Amazon you will not receive a reward card

Weight Watchers: WellCare offers this 6-month membership benefit. The program’s goal is to support healthy lifestyles and improve health outcomes, requiring:

  • Member must be 13 years old or older (must be accompanied by an adult if under the age of 18)
  • BMI must be greater or equal to 25 for adults 18 years or older (Children 13-19 ranked in 85% percentile)

*Member will have two options to select from WW – Weight Watchers Digital online only or Weight Watchers online with in person workshop

Additional Programs and Services

This document outlines the causes, symptoms and treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The Mommy and Baby Matters Booklet contains important information for moms-to-be including prenatal, postpartum and newborn care.

WellCare of Kentucky is proud to b e working with SafeLink Wireless to offer the LifeLine program at no cost to you!

Additional Benefits for WellCare of Kentucky Members

Quitting Smoking

You can take part in a program to help you quit smoking. 

You can contact us for more information by calling 1-877-389-9457 (TTY 1-877-247-6272). 

Call Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern.

Quit Now Kentucky

Quit Now Kentucky can help you quit using tobacco products.  Get private, one-on-one coaching to help you quit. Quit Now Kentucky is open to people of all ages.
 
Quit Now Kentucky is available seven days a week:

7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern time (6 a.m. to midnight Central time)

To learn more about Quit Now Kentucky:
  • Call (800) QUIT-NOW or (800) 784-8669,
  • Text QUITKY to 797979, or
  • Visit Quit Now Kentucky

Weight Management

Do you want to lose weight and want information on nutrition and a healthy diet? Call the audio health library at our Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-919-8807.

Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline

We have a behavioral health line available to you if you need to talk. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call 1-855-661-6973.

Care to Keep Your Child Well

Our Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program gives needed care for those up to age 21. Services are performed as part of a well-child checkup and may include vision, hearing and language tests, dental services and mental health tests.

Customer Service can answer questions you might have about these programs. Just call 1-877-389-9457 (TTY 1-877-247-6272).

  • Quitting Smoking

    Quitting Smoking

    You can take part in a program to help you quit smoking. 

    You can contact us for more information by calling 1-877-389-9457 (TTY 1-877-247-6272). 

    Call Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern.

    Quit Now Kentucky

    Quit Now Kentucky can help you quit using tobacco products.  Get private, one-on-one coaching to help you quit. Quit Now Kentucky is open to people of all ages.
     
    Quit Now Kentucky is available seven days a week:

    7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern time (6 a.m. to midnight Central time)

    To learn more about Quit Now Kentucky:
    • Call (800) QUIT-NOW or (800) 784-8669,
    • Text QUITKY to 797979, or
    • Visit Quit Now Kentucky
  • Weight Management

    Weight Management

    Do you want to lose weight and want information on nutrition and a healthy diet? Call the audio health library at our Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-919-8807.
  • Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline

    Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline

    We have a behavioral health line available to you if you need to talk. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call 1-855-661-6973.
  • Care to Keep Your Child Well

    Care to Keep Your Child Well

    Our Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program gives needed care for those up to age 21. Services are performed as part of a well-child checkup and may include vision, hearing and language tests, dental services and mental health tests.

    Customer Service can answer questions you might have about these programs. Just call 1-877-389-9457 (TTY 1-877-247-6272).

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Last Updated On: 4/20/2021