Getting Started

Getting Started

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To apply for the You First program, you’ll need to send us a signed application and consent statement. For help in this process, complete the secure form below or contact us directly.

Call: 800-508-2222 | TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first
Email: YouFirst@vermont.gov 

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Or you can download the application now.  If you need help filling out the application, give us a call.

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What to expect after you apply

When you apply to become a You First member and your application is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter in the mail. If there are any questions about your application, you will receive a phone call for more information.  

Here’s what to expect if your application is accepted:

  1. You’ll get a You First membership card and information packet in the mail from us.
  2. A You First team member will call you. They’ll welcome you to the program. They can also answer any questions you may have.
  3. You can then call your regular health care provider to schedule appointments for your You First health screenings.
  4. If you have a qualifying bill from up to 90 days before signing your application and becoming a You First member, you can submit it for payment by the program. 

If you need help finding a provider that accepts You First, we can help. Call our office or find a local provider through the Vermont Medicaid Portal’s Provider Lookup Tool 

How appointments and follow-ups work

Be sure to bring these 2 items to each You First screening appointment.

Please have your provider fax your completed provider report to You First at (802) 657-4208.

Once you get your screening results, you’ll work with your health care team or our You First team. They’ll help you set health goals and find the tools you need to put your health first.

If you have an abnormal screening result, a member of our team can help you decide what to do next. They can also help you connect to more resources.

More questions about appointments and screenings

Can I get interpretation services if I don’t speak English fluently?

Yes. To request these services, call us at 800-508-2222. We’re here Monday to Friday 7:45-4:30. Please call at least 2 days before your appointment.

Can I get help getting to and from my appointments?

Yes. To request transportation services, call us at 800-508-2222. We’re here Monday to Friday 7:45-4:30. Please call at least 2 days before your appointment.

How long does my You First membership last?

You will need to renew your membership with You First each year. The short renewal application can be done over the phone by calling 1-800-508-2222. You can then schedule your screenings for that year.

Your You First coverage dates can be found on your member card. Remember, if you have a qualifying bill from up to 90 days before signing your application and becoming a You First member, you can submit it for payment by the program.

What happens if I get a bill for something You First covers?

Call or email us for any billing issues and we will reach out to the hospital or provider to have them bill us instead. 

CONTACT US

For general questions or inquiries, contact us Monday to Friday, 7:45AM to 4:30PM:
Call: 800-508-2222 | TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first
Email: YouFirst@vermont.gov 
Fax: 802-657-4208