CentAccount Common Questions

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Managed Health Services (MHS) gives you more ways to pay for your healthcare with our CentAccount rewards. MHS gives its members rewards for making healthy choices. Members can use this card to pay for many health-related items. For more help, you can call the CentAccount information line: (877) 259 6959, or send us your questions through our Contact Us form.

Who can get a CentAccount card?
All MHS members are eligible for a CentAccount card.

Can members under 18 get a CentAccount card?
Yes. The card will be issued to the parent or guardian of the child.

When do I get my CentAccount card?
You will get a CentAccount card after you complete at least one of the healthy choices/behaviors that can earn you a reward. The card will be mailed to your home, pre-loaded with the reward amount earned. HIP members will receive their card after six months following their first healthy choice.

I’ve completed a healthy behavior to earn a CentAccount reward but I still have not received by card or the incentive amount. Should I be concerned?
Rewards are applied to cards based on claims submitted by your provider. It could take up to 4 months to receive a reward.

Who do I call if I haven’t received a card / reward?
If you have completed a healthy choice/behavior and would like to check the status of your card or reward, please call the MHS CentAccount information line at (877) 259-6959.

How do I get a new card if it is lost or stolen?
Please call the CentAccount information line at (877) 259-6959 to report your lost or stolen card. The total charge for a replacement card is five dollars ($5) USD. This charge will be taken out of your CentAccount rewards. If you do not have enough of a balance, the charge will be taken out when a new reward is added.

Can I get more than one reward during one doctor visit?
Yes! Please talk with your doctor about setting up an appointment that completes one or more of the healthy choices.

How often can I get a reward for seeing my doctor?
Yearly check-ups and health screenings for children or adults must be in the following calendar year to get a second reward. For example, if you get a reward for a yearly check-up in 2011, you will get a reward for your first appointment in the year 2012.

How long will it take to have a reward put onto my card after I complete a healthy behavior?
Rewards can take up to four months to appear on your CentAccount card.

Where can I use the CentAccount card?
Your CentAccount card can be used at CVS, Walmart, Babies“R”Us, supermarkets and many other stores that accept MasterCard® debit cards.

Can I use my CentAccount card at an ATM?
No. The CentAccount card will not work at an ATM.

Where can I purchase diapers with my CentAccount card?
You can purchase diapers at Babies”R”Us and

Can I purchase over the counter medications with my CentAccount card? Over the counter medications are not on the Federally approved list of items to purchase. However, you can use the card to purchase other health-related items like bandages and contact solution. Call the CentAccount information line at (877) 259-6959 or visit  for a list of approved items.

How can I find out the balance on my card?
Call the automated service line toll-free:  (866) 809-1091 to check your balance. You will need to have your card with you when you call. You can also call the CentAccount information line at (877) 259-6959 for more info about the program.

Will my CentAccount card expire?
Yes. Your card can expire in three ways:

  1. One year from the date of your first reward.
  2. After 90 days of your last date of coverage with MHS.
  3. If the card is inactive (no additional rewards or transactions) for 12 months.

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