Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA)


The Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) program is a state funded program designed to help needy Alaskans who have specific illnesses get the medical care they need to manage those illnesses. It is a program primarily for people age 21 through 64 who do not qualify for Medicaid benefits, have very little income, and have inadequate or no health insurance.
Contact Information
Division of Public Assistance
350 Main Street
PO Box 110640
Juneau, AK 99811-0640
1-(800) 780-9972 (phone)
How to Apply:
Select one of the links below to download the application or go to the program site for more information on how to apply. Once you fill out your application, send it to the address on the application. Do NOT send it to RxResource.
To be eligible for CAMA, you must: 1. have a covered medical condition: terminal illness, cancer requiring chemo, chronic diabetes or diabetes insipidus, chronic seizure disorders, chronic mental illness, or chronic hypertension, 2. have no third party resources to cover treatment of that medical condition; 3. have very limited financial resources; and 4. be a U.S. Citizen or legal alien
Other Information:
What Coverage is Available with the CAMA program? For those who are eligible, CAMA pays for the following services: 1. prescription drugs and medical supplies, limited to 3 prescriptions per month and no more than a 30-day supply of any drug; 2. physician services; which are directly related to the medical condition that qualifies you for CAMA; 3. chemotherapy and radiation services for a recipient with cancer requiring chemotherapy, if provided in an outpatient setting; and 4. outpatient laboratory and X-ray services How do I apply for CAMA? You can submit an application for CAMA at the nearest Division of Public Assistance office or with a fee agent living in your community. A completed application form, supporting documents, and an interview with a caseworker or local fee agent are required. You will be asked to bring the following supporting documents with you to your interview: - papers that show your income such as tax forms, pay stubs, fish tickets, or a letter from the Internal Revenue Service saying that you do not pay taxes; and - papers that show any other assets or resources like bank accounts. At the interview, you will be given a form to take to your health care provider that is used to document and verify that you have one of the covered medical conditions. Your provider will return that form to your DPA caseworker. Your application and interview are confidential. No one will give out information about your health or financial status without your permission. Your application will be reviewed and a notice will be sent to you within 30 days. If your application is approved, your benefits will start the month after you submitted your application. If your application is denied, you may have a right to appeal that decision at a fair hearing. If you have questions about CAMA eligibility, please contact If you have questions about CAMA coverage, please call the Health Care Services Recipient Information Line at 1-800-780-9972