Low Cost or Free Child Health Coverage (Florida KidCare)
Florida KidCare offers healthcare coverage for children under age 19 who qualify.
Your child may qualify for comprehensive health coverage through Florida KidCare, even if one or both parents work. Getting health coverage for your children before they become sick is very important. Children need regular check-ups so they can grow strong and healthy. Healthy children do better at school and play.
Florida KidCare accepts applications all year!
For more information and application assistance, please contact:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Eligibility Assistance Services
What is Florida KidCare?
It’s comprehensive health insurance for children under age 19 who are uninsured. Qualifying for Florida KidCare is based on income and family size. Many non-citizen children may qualify. Florida KidCare includes the following:
- MediKids: Covers children ages 1 through 4
- Healthy Kids: Covers children ages 5 through 18
- Children’s Medical Services Network: Covers children birth through age 18 with ongoing medical needs, special health care or emotional needs.
- Medicaid for children: Covers children birth through 18
How do I apply for Florida KidCare?
It's easy! Florida KidCare accepts applications all year.
No interview is required. Visit www.floridakidcare.org
and click "Apply Online Now
You may also request a one-page application by calling 1-888-540-5437 (the call is free) or visit www.floridakidcare.org
Submit your completed application and documentation one of these ways:
- Fax application and documents to: 1-866-867-0054 (the call is free)
- E-mail application and documents as scanned attachments to: email@example.com
- Mail application and documents to:
P.O. Box 980
Tallahassee, FL 32302-0980
How much do I pay each month for coverage?
Florida KidCare Medicaid is FREE! For other Florida KidCare programs, monthly premiums depend on family household size and income. Most families pay $15 or $20 per month to cover all children in the household. If families need to pay more, they will be informed. The Sunshine Health Stars Full Pay Program is $230 with dental/ $215 without dental. Some services may have additional small charges or a co-pay. A child who is a member of a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe may qualify for nocost Florida KidCare coverage.
What services are covered?
Florida KidCare is comprehensive health coverage for children. Services include:
- Doctor Visits
- Check-ups & Shots
- Hospital, Surgery & Emergency Services
- Behavioral Health
For questions on the status of your application or an existing account
Who do I contact if I need additional information?
Please call 1-800-821-5437 (the call is free) or visit www.healthykids.org
, and have your application confirmation number or family account number handy.
Call 1-800-821-5437 to see if you can apply again by phone!
Florida KidCare renewals (except for Medicaid)
Renew online: www.healthykids.org
Renew by postal mail:
P.O. Box 591
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-0591
Renew by fax:
1-866-867-0054 (the call is free)
Renew by e-mail (with scanned attachments): firstname.lastname@example.org
Medicaid for Children Renewals
Renewal forms will be mailed to families. For more information, call the Florida KidCare Medicaid Hotline: 1-866-762-2237 (the call is free).
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