Care1st Health Plan

Care1st Health Plan Arizona

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Care1st is an independent licensee of the Blue Shield Association

Care1st Health Plan Arizona


In 1994, a group of practicing physicians and a hospital in southern California came together to create a progressive, service-driven health plan. In 2003, they brought this concept to Arizona and created Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc., which presently serves Maricopa, Pinal, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, Navajo, Apache and Yavapai Counties.

We have been dedicated to serving families in Arizona since our inception in 2003. We are proud to serve you and your family, and to provide you with the quality health care services that you deserve.


Care1st Health Plan is proud to provide coverage to beneficiaries of Arizona's implementation of the Federal Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) program.

In order to become a Care1st member, you apply for health coverage through AHCCCS and choose Care1st as your AHCCCS health plan (individuals who obtain services must meet certain income and other requirements). If you are already enrolled with AHCCCS, you may choose Care1st Health Plan on the anniversary of your enrollment.