Florida KidCare is the state's children's health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19. It includes four different parts, or programs: MediKids, Healthy Kids, Children's Medical Services and Medicaid. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program your child may be eligible for based on age and family income. Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are: Doctor visits Check-ups and shots Hospital Surgery Prescriptions Emergencies Vision and hearing Dental Mental health
Contact Information
Florida KidCare
PO Box 980
Tallahassee, FL 32302-0980
1-(888) 540-5437 (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.
Florida KidCare is for children, not adults. To qualify for premium assistance, a child must: Be under age 19 Be uninsured Meet income eligibility requirements Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen Not be eligible for Medicaid Not be the dependent of a state employee eligible for health insurance Not be in a public institution
Other Information:
There is no charge for Medicaid for children (KidCare Medicaid). For other Florida KidCare programs, monthly premiums depend on your household's size and income. Most families pay $15 or $20 a month. If you need to pay more, Florida KidCare will let you know. Make checks or money orders payable to Florida KidCare. Do not send cash. If your child (or children) is approved for Medicaid or denied coverage, your premium payment will be refunded. You may have to pay small charges or co-payments for some services. A child who is a member of a federally recognized American Indian, Alaskan Native or Canadian Indian tribe may qualify for no-cost Florida KidCare coverage.