COVID-19 Update for Recipients

Renewal forms must be returned when your renewal time comes. During COVID, you didn’t have to renew to keep your Medicaid. But that changed after April 1, 2023, and now recipients have to renew again.

You will get your renewal letter in the mail at your normal renewal time. That is usually one year from the date you signed up for Medicaid. If you don’t remember this date, you can contact the ACHN in your region, your local District Office, or you can call the Recipient Call Center (toll-free) (800) 362-1504, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 Important information about your Medicaid:

  • Medicaid will mail you a letter to let you know it’s time to renew.
  • You must fill out and return your form to Medicaid.
  • Medicaid coverage will stop if you are not eligible or don’t respond.

You must renew your Medicaid every year. You will lose your Medicaid if you do not renew.

Updating your contact information (name, address, phone number and email address) will help you stay informed and receive the latest information and updates from Alabama Medicaid. Click here to learn how to update your address with Medicaid.

 Help spread the word to family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and anyone else so they may be informed about upcoming changes.


If you no longer qualify for Medicaid, see other options below:

Stay informed about COVID-19

Other COVID-19 Resources

Alabama Department of Public Health's Online Portal for the COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Get a list of places to get the vaccine.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free to recipients. Doctor's offices and other providers may charge Medicaid or other insurance providers an administrative fee, but the recipient getting the vaccine will not be charged.

More information about the COVID-19 Vaccine