CARE Card Program

Earn rewards for good health

You can earn rewards by doing things that help you stay healthy.

To begin earning rewards, all you have to do is complete the new member Care Needs Screening or one of the recommended health screenings or tests. Information on the Care Needs Screening was provided in your welcome kit.

It's that easy!

Better care, better rewards.

Members may earn:

  • $25 for completing a Care Needs Screening within 90 days of enrolling with AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
  • $20 for completing eight child well visits by 30 months of age
  • $20 annually for child and adult well visits (age 3 and older)
  • $10 for completing a follow-up visit (for qualified members) with a provider who treats behavioral health issues within seven calendar days after discharge from a behavioral health hospitalization (one per year)

Women may earn:

  • $10 for joining the Bright Start® maternity program within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy
  • $10 for each prenatal visit (up to seven per pregnancy)
  • $15 for completing a postpartum visit within 7 – 84 days of delivery (one per pregnancy)
  • $15 for cervical cancer screening (women ages 21 – 65 every three years)

Members with diabetes may earn:

  • $10 for members diagnosed with diabetes for completing an HbA1C test with results of 9.0 or less
  • $10 annually for completing dilated eye exam

Your CARE Card


To activate your card, please call 1-888-682-2400 and follow the instructions. You can also activate your card by visiting You may need your Medicaid ID card with you to complete activation.

Visit a participating retailer:

You may use your card at any participating retailer:

  • Walmart
  • Food Lion
  • Walgreens
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar

You do not need a prescription and do not need to go to the pharmacy window. Remember to take your card with you — you will need the card to pay for your eligible items.

Pay cashier:

Gather your eligible items and proceed to the store check-out lanes. When you check out, swipe the card for payment. Eligible items up to your available card balance can be paid for with your card.

Any remaining balance will carry over until your next purchase, and new rewards will be loaded as you earn them.

Products you can buy with your CARE Card include*:

Baby care

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Nursing items
  • Baby powder
  • Diaper bags
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Baby foods
  • Pacifiers
  • Teething relief
  • Baby clothes
  • Bibs
  • Training pants

Eye care

  • Contact solution
  • Contact lens cases
  • Eye drops
  • Reading glasses
  • Sunglasses

Children's medicines — over-the-counter (OTC)

  • Children's cough and cold medicines
  • Children's allergy medicines
  • Children's stomach medicine
  • Children's vitamins

Healthy foods

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Bottled water
  • Meats
  • Milk

Family planning

  • Pregnancy tests
  • Condoms
  • Contraceptives

Women's care

  • Feminine pads and tampons
  • Panty liners
  • Anti-fungal creams

Diabetic supplies

  • Glucose monitors
  • Test strips
  • Compression socks
  • Foot bath supplies

Pain relief

  • Aspirin
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Muscle pain creams
  • Joint pain medicines

Digestion medicines

  • Antacids
  • Laxatives
  • Stomach medicines
  • Anti-gas medicines
  • Diarrhea treatments
  • Hemorrhoid creams

Wellness items

  • Vitamins
  • Nutrition bars
  • Sport drinks
  • Weight loss foods and shakes

Home health items

  • Bandages
  • Bathtub and toilet rails
  • Grab bars
  • Bed pans
  • Mattress covers
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Walking aids
  • Wound dressings
  • Air purifiers

Everyday needs

  • Deodorants
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Denture cleaners
  • Lip balm
  • Mouthwash
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Soap and body wash
  • Body lotions
  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid kits

*You cannot use your rewards to purchase alcohol, tobacco or firearms. Rewards expire 12 months after your most recent reward or upon member disenrollment. Your rewards may not be converted to cash. This list may not include all approved products. If you have a question about eligible items, please call Member Services at 1-855-375-8811 (TTY 1-866-209-6421).

Eligible CARE Card program rewards may change. AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina will notify you before the change happens.

Once your primary care provider notifies us that you have completed a healthy activity, we will add rewards to your card. Members may not be eligible to earn all of the rewards listed. For questions, call Member Services at 1-855-375-8811 (TTY 1-866-209-6421) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.