Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)


FAMIS is Virginia's program that helps families provide health insurance to their children. Health insurance is important to make sure that kids are able to get all the help they need to grow up healthy. FAMIS stands for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security.
Contact Information
PO Box 1820
Richmond, VA 23218-1820
1-(866) 873-2647 (phone)
How to Apply:
Select one of the links below to download the application or go to the program site for more information on how to apply. Once you fill out your application, send it to the address on the application. Do NOT send it to RxResource.
  • Click here to visit the program's web site.
  • Eligibility:
    - must live in Virginia - must be under age 19 - must not have health insurance now and have not had coverage in the last four months (some exceptions may apply) - must not be eligible for any Virginia state employee health insurance plan or Medicaid (FAMIS Plus) - must be a US citizen or a qualified alien (other children may be eligible)
    Other Information:
    FAMIS covers the following services: doctor visits, well-baby checkups, hospital visits, vaccinations, prescription medicine, tests and x-rays, dental care, emergency care, and vision care. There are no enrollment costs or monthly premiums for FAMIS. When your children get care there may be a small fee called a co-pay for some services. Most co-payments are just $2 or $5 - FAMIS covers the rest. You do not pay for well-baby or well- child checkups.