Member resources

Need some extra support? Arizona and Maricopa County have many different resources to help you and your family. You can find available suppports and services at Arizona 2-1-1 Opens In New Window. You can also view our list of community resources Opens In New Window

You can find information about various services, including:

  • Housing and shelfter
  • Food, clothing and help paying bills
  • Employment services
  • Individual and family services
  • Caregivers for the disabled and elderly
  • Programs for disabled adults and children
  • Help to quit smoking

Cell phones for members

Eligible members can get a new smartphone and/or cell service at NO COST

Our members can apply for mobile phone services at no cost through the government’s Lifeline program.* You’ll also get extra benefits.

Assurance Wireless Lifeline service includes:

  • Data each month
  • Unlimited texts
  • Voice minutes each month

PLUS an Android Smartphone!

Get health extras for you and your family

  • Health tips and reminders by text
  • One-on-one texting with your healthcare team
  • Calls with Member Services

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* Lifeline is a government assistance program, the service is non-transferable, only eligible consumers may enroll in the program, and the program is limited to one discount per household.

Expanding employment services

Are you interested in working? Not sure where to begin? Our expanded employment services can help anyone who wants to work. You can get connected to employment services by talking to your provider or calling Mercy Care Complete Care Member Services at 602-263-3000 or 1-800-624-3879 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What it means to work
Working can be an important part of recovery. A job gives people structure and routine. Working allows you to earn money to make choices about where to live and what to buy. Having a job is good for your mental health, too. When people feel good about having a job, they see themselves in a more positive way.  

New services available  
Employment specialists are available at each clinic in the Mercy Care network. They can talk with you about what kind of work you would enjoy. They can help you find a job that fits your interests and strengths. They will coordinate with your mental health team.  

Benefits counseling  
Getting a job does NOT mean losing your benefits. How working may affect your benefits, like Social Security and Medicaid, depends on the program, your earnings, and other factors. Plenty of people have made the transition to work from benefits and are much better off financially. Employment Specialists can help you understand.  

Ongoing support  
We all need support in our jobs. Employment specialists can provide that support ‑ even after you find a job and start working. That means helping you with any problems or questions that might come up. They can help you get the support you need to succeed in the workplace. They can also work with your employer to help you grow in your job. They also   provide individual services, including money management and benefits reporting.  

If you’re ready to work, we’re ready to help you get started! Just ask your clinician about connecting to employment services. For more information, contact Mercy Care Complete Care Member Services at 602-263-3000 or toll-free 1-800-624-3879 (TTY/TDD 711), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

 

Helpful resources

Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
https://www.azdes.gov/rehabilitation_services/

To learn more about RSA programs or to get help with a referral for services, call 1-800-563-1221 or go to https://des.az.gov/rsa-contact-information.

Arizona@Work

A statewide workforce development network
http://www.arizonaatwork.com/

AZ Disability Benefits 101 (DB 101)
https://az.db101.org/

Community Information
https://211arizona.org/

Language should not be a barrier to getting the care and treatment you need. That's why you can access language services providers that strive to deliver the best service possible. You have two options for receiving the language services you need -- at no cost to you.  

  • For interpretation by telephone, Mercy Care uses VOIANCE and AKORBI
    VOIANCE connects providers with an interpreter who speaks the member’s language. VOIANCE can be used to interpret during clinical contacts, such a therapy sessions, group counseling and children's behavioral health care. They can also be used in non-clinical, such as member's making or confirming appointments.
  • For face-to-face interpretation, Mercy Care works with AKORBI
    Face-to-face interpretation is the most effective type of interpretation. Ask your provider to request an interpreter for you. Your provide can do this by calling Akorbi or by requesting log-in access to AKORBI’s portal for online scheduling.

If you are eligible for benefits under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), oral interpreter services are available at no cost to you. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, we offer aids or can schedule a Sign Language interpreter.

Your provider can schedule all of the language services you need, when you need them. Let your provider know that you need language services. Give them advance notice to give them time to make the needed arrangements.

If you have any questions about these services, just call Mercy Care Member Services representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Just call 602-263-3000 or toll-free 1-800-624-3879 (TTY/TDD 711).

 

You can search for a provider that speaks your langugage

You also have access to many health care providers who speak languages in addition to English. You can use our find a provider tool at the top right of this page. This will let you know if there is a provide available who speaks the language that you're most comfortable with. Just click on "Find a provider online." Then, under "Find A Provider By Type," select the language of your choice and click on "Search."

Visual assistance

If you have a visual impairment, you can get your member materials in large print. Some materials, like the Member Handbook, are also available in alternative formats, including on audiocassette or CD.

For information on what's available, you can call Mercy Care Member Services representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Just call 602-263-3000 or toll-free 1-800-624-3879 (TTY/TDD 711).

 

Resources

Mercy Care has a mobile app! You can find a provider, view the member handbook, check your claims, order a new ID card and see your current medications, all on your mobile device. Read more about our mobile app here.

The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to make the best decisions for your health. From general health tips to ideas for managing your care, information is power. Each issue of our newsletter is filled with health tips and information that’s important to you. To request a newsletter be mailed to you, please contact us. 

Health Matters

Long Term Care Connection

Pregnancy Connection

Disease Management Newsletters

Need a ride?

If you need help getting to a medical appointment or to the pharmacy and you don’t have a friend or family member who can take you, we can help you get there. We want to make getting to and from your health care visits as easy as possible. 

All you need to do to schedule a ride is call Mercy Care Member Services at 602-263-3000 or 1-800-624-3879 (TTY/TDD 711). You can take a look at this flyer for more information: English  | Spanish  | Arabic  | Farsi  | Swahili| Kinyarwanda | Somali PDF Opens In New Window| Traditional Chinese  | Vietnamese

* If your trip is not urgent, please call at least three days in advance.

Our Tribal Relations department is the primary, single point of contact for tribal communities in Maricopa County. 

It’s important to Mercy Care RBHA that all communities have access to the highest quality of care. We work to ensure that they do. The goal is the same for tribal relations specialists who work to ensure that Maricopa County tribal members receive that same level of care.

Mercy Care RBHA recognizes and values that tribal members have choices when it comes to receiving health care: Mercy Care RBHA, Indian Health Service facilities (IHS) or from tribally operated health facilities located on tribal lands. We value our partnership with the IHS and tribal nations in the care of tribal members.

American Indians can receive care from the full Mercy Care provider network. We have providers that focus on services to tribal members and their communities. These providers are:

Behavioral Health Crisis Line 

If you or someone you love is in a behavioral health crisis, you can contact the crisis hotline at 602-222-9444. It's available 24/7.

Getting connected to care

If you want to get services through Mercy Care RBHA, you can call Mercy Care RBHA Member Services at 602-586-1841 or toll-free 1-800-564-5465; (TTY/TDD) 711. We’re available for you 24/7.

If you have any questions about tribal relations in Maricopa County, you can contact Faron Jack, Tribal Relations Administrator, at jackf@mercycareaz.org.

Serving our veterans

We want to thank everyone who served our country in the U.S. armed forces. We value the sacrifice you made for our freedom.

And yet, too often, service men and women who have returned home after serving our country face physical and mental health issues. Those issues vary. They can range from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to depression. Many also experience chronic homelessness and complex medical needs.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits

Did you know that you may qualify for more benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs? Those services can add to the care you may be getting from us. It depends on your how long you served and other factors. But you may have more resources available to you. These can help you in your health care journey.

We know that veterans value having a choice for their behavioral and physical health care services. That's why we partner with the Phoenix VA Health Care System to make sure that providers take care of veterans’ needs. We also make sure that care is coordinated for veterans who are using services within the VA and Mercy Care systems.

Getting connected to care

We recognize veteran’s needs. We work to ensure you can access the services and supports you need. We work with community providers. This is one of the ways we're expanding services for this growing population. Already, local partnerships have helped boost programs that involve veterans serving veterans. 

We're committed to continue funding and working with community providers serving Arizona veterans. As the regional behavioral health authority for Maricopa County, we want to make sure that veterans can easily access the services. We want them to improve their physical and mental health. 

If you have questions, you can contact Tenasha Hildebrand, Crisis and Veteran Services Administrator, at hildebrandt@mercycareaz.org.

Project H3

This program helps returning veterans figure out health care system. It ensures that the veterans' physical and behavioral health needs are met.  

Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) offers Project H3 services.  

  • Benefits application and benefits
  • Legal advocacy (Veteran Court Assistance Program)
  • Connection with:
    • Community resources
    • Substance abuse treatment
    • Group therapy
    • Primary care services  

Project H3 Vets has found homes for more than 260 vets. And their support project has helped keep 90 percent of vets in their homes.  

While such programs provide valuable resources, all veterans’ services, such as housing, should be coordinated by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).

Rally Point

This program helps returning veterans figure out health care system. It ensures veterans’ physical and behavioral health needs are met.

La Frontera-EMPACT offers Rally Point Arizona Military Navigator services.

Rally Point provides veterans a 24/7 toll-free hotline. Veterans can call when they’re experiencing a crisis or when they want to talk to a navigator that can help connect them to services. You can reach the veteran’s hotline at 1-855-725-5948.

Rally Point also makes available a Crisis Mobile Team. And, the behavioral health providers on the team are veterans. They are also bachelor- or master-level clinicians. When there’s a crisis, the team can go out into the community. This ‘vet-to-vet’ approach that uses the peer support services of a veteran who has a shared lived experience is invaluable. It’s a vital part of working with veterans in acute crisis situations.

For veterans who are experiencing homelessness, the program is a valuable resource that can help vets find affordable housing. They can help veterans with:

  • Lease processing
  • Managing their relationship with their landlord
  • Getting basic household goods
  • Peer support when they’re moving into permanent housing  

The goal is to help the veterans keep their homes and support them on their path to recovery and health and wellness.

Rally Point’s navigator program has served more than 1,000 vets.

While such programs provide valuable resources, all veterans’ services, such as housing, should be coordinated by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).

Resources

National Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, option 1 

Crisis Hotline: For behavioral health crises, call 602-222-9444. It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Rally Point Military Navigator Program: Provides service members, veterans, and their family members with crisis prevention, intervention, and peer-based support and resource navigation services. http://www.rallypointaz.org/Rally Point Arizona Hotline: 1-855-725-5948 

Be Connected: A statewide initiative to strengthen access to support and resources for members, veterans, and their family members in Arizona. https://beconnectedaz.org/  Be Connected support line – 1-866-4AZ-VETS

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF Program): Connecting veterans with Social Security Administration www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf

National Resource Directory: Online partnership for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them. www.nrd.gov 

211 Veteran Resources www.211.org/services/veterans 

The Veterans Directory: Organization created by veterans, for veterans and supporters to provide a comprehensive directory of services. www.theveteransdirectory.org 

Maricopa County AZ Veteran Resource Portal: Access to programs, services and resources provided by Maricopa County and other community or public sector sites. www.maricopa.gov/1283/Veteran-Resource-Portal 

Arizona Coalition for Military Families: No wrong door, no wrong person and the right resources at the right time for Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families. http://arizonacoalition.org/

Arizona Department of Veteran Services: Provides direct services to veterans through the administration of 19 Veteran Benefits Offices throughout the state to help connect veterans with their VA benefits. https://dvs.az.gov/

Arizona Department of Veteran Services Veterans Court: Collaborative process to rehabilitate and restore veterans as active, contributing members of their community, focusing on veterans who are already involved in or entering the criminal justice system. https://dvs.az.gov/veterans-court 

Mesa Vets Connect: A Resource for veterans www.mesaaz.gov/residents/diversity-office/vets-connect

Veteran Resource Guide for Arizona Congressional District 3 https://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/VeteranResourceGuideFINAL.pdf

U.S. Vets: Nation’s largest, non-profit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. www.usvetsinc.org/

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs https://www.va.gov/

Arizona Vet Center locations https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=AZ&dnum=ALL

Phoenix VA Health Care System https://www.phoenix.va.gov/

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, My Health-e-Vet: Tips and tools to help partner with your health care team to better manage your health. https://www.myhealth.va.gov/