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Florida KidCare

 What Is Florida KidCare?

Florida KidCare is a new health insurance program for Florida children age 0-18. There are several types of insurance within KidCare to meet the needs of your child.

 Who's Eligible?

  • Children age 0-18 who don't have health insurance now
  • Your child may be eligible even if both parents work
  • Families may make application for unborn children prior to the birth of the baby so that coverage can begin at birth

 How Do I Apply for My Child?

The application process consists of completing a simple, one page form. The form can be obtained from the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, the Healthy Kids office, the school, the Department of Children & Families or by calling 1-888-540-KIDS (1-888-540-5437). The application is quick and easy to fill out. If you have any questions or difficulties, call our toll-free hotline.

 How Much Does It Cost?

  • Some families pay $20 a month
  • Some families pay more or none at all

 What Types of Things (or Benefits) Are Covered by Florida KidCare?

Florida KidCare offers a complete set of health benefits
for your child, such as:
Florida KidCare

  • Doctor's visits
  • Hospital care
  • Prescribed drugs
  • Lab tests
  • Behavioral or mental health

 Who Provides Health Care?

Florida KidCare uses licensed health care providers and health plans who provide high-quality care to your children.

 Important Numbers to Call:

Call either Florida KidCare at 1-888-540-KIDS (1-888-540-5437) or Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County at (727) 824-6900 for an application .

Enroll Now!

Act quickly because only a limited number of children are enrolled in all
insurance plans except Medicaid.

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