Children’s Health Coverage
We encourage families from different income levels to contact us, including families that may have private insurance but are unable to get coverage for children. A Certified Application AssistorCall 650-616-2002 (CAA) will advise them of their options based on eligibility requirements for different health coverage programs. A CAA will also help with the application process.
Programs for uninsured children, 19 and under
- Children who do not qualify for “no-cost” Medi-Cal
- Undocumented children can apply
- Families with middle income can apply
Healthy Families provides comprehensive health insurance for children and teens who do not qualify for “no cost” (free) Medi-Cal. Examples of covered services are:
What are the costs for Healthy Families insurance?
Families pay a monthly premium between $4 and $21 per child, depending on family income. The maximum monthly amount a family pays in premiums for all children enrolled is $63. Co-payments for covered services range from $5 to $15, and $0 for preventive services
Healthy Kids provides comprehensive health insurance for children and teens who do not qualify for the Medi-Cal and Health Families insurance programs. Undocumented children and teens can apply for Healthy Kids.
What are the costs for Healthy Kids insurance?
Families pay a family contribution every 3 months for each child’s coverage which ranges from $0 to $90, depending on income. Co-pays for doctor visits, prescription drugs, and eye exams, and other services range from $5 to $15. Co-pays for check-ups, immunizations, annual dental exams and other preventive services are $0.
Kaiser Child Health Plan
This is Kaiser Permanente’s low-cost program for families whose children are not eligible for public coverage programs. Families pay a monthly premium between $8 and $15 per child, depending on income. Some services require $5 co-pay. This program provides comprehensive medical, vision and dental coverage.
For more information and questions about this program, call Kaiser’s Member Services at 1-800-464-4000 (TTY: 1-800-777-1370) or visit Kaiser’s Child Health Plan website: (www.kp.org/childhealthplan)
To apply, families can contact Kaiser directly or they can apply through the Health Coverage Unit.