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Your ID Card

When you become a Participant with AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania (PA) Community HealthChoices (CHC), you will get an ID card. This is the card you will use to get the health care benefits and services that are covered by Medical Assistance.   

Which ID cards you get depend on what kind of health care coverage you have. Below are the different cards you may have, what they mean and when to use them.

When you have Medical Assistance and you have picked AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC as your health plan

There are 2 important cards you will get:

  • AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC ID card.
  • Pennsylvania ACCESS card.

You should have received your AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC ID card in the mail.  If you have not received your ID card yet, or if the card is lost or stolen, please call Participant Services at 1-855-235-5115 or TTY 1-855-235-5112. You can still get health care services while you wait for your card.

Your AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC ID card is what you use to get the benefits and services you need that are covered by Medical Assistance.

Your ID card will look like this:

ID card front ID card back

You also will have an ACCESS ID card from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  Your ACCESS card will look something like this:

Access card

If you have not received your ACCESS card, or if your card is lost or stolen, please call your case worker at your County Assistance Office for help. You can still get health care services while you wait for your card.

It’s important to always carry both cards with you.  There are times when you will need to show both ID cards to get the Medical Assistance benefits and services you need.  

When you have Medicare and Medical Assistance, and you have picked AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care for your Medicare health plan and AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC as your Medical Assistance health plan

There are 3 important cards you will get:

  • AmeriHealth Caritas ID card (for both your AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care plan and your AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC plan).
  • Medicare Card.
  • Pennsylvania ACCESS card.

You should have received your AmeriHealth Caritas ID card in the mail.  If you have not received your ID card yet, or if your card is lost or stolen, please call Participant Services at 1-888-332-0434 or TTY 7-1-1.  You can still get health care services while you wait for your card.

Your AmeriHealth Caritas ID card is what you use to get the benefits and services you need that are covered by either Medicare or Medical Assistance.

Your ID card will look like this:

Aligned ID card front Aligned ID card back

You should also have a Medicare card from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).  This is sometimes called your “red, white and blue” Medicare card.  Your Medicare card will look something like this:

Medicare card

Please do not carry this card with you.  Keep it in a safe place.  You will not need this card to get benefits and services, but you do need to keep it.

Finally, you should have an ACCESS ID card from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  Your ACCESS card will look something like this:

Access card

If you have not received your ACCESS card, or if your card is lost or stolen, please call your case worker at your County Assistance Office for help. You can still get health care services while you wait for your card.

It’s important to always carry both your AmeriHealth Caritas ID card and ACCESS card with you.  There are times when you will need to show both ID cards to get the benefits and services you need.