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Florida KidCare (SCHIP)

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Program Description:

Florida KidCare offers affordable, low-cost health insurance for the uninsured children of Florida. No interview required, just fill out and mail the easy, one-page application and we will tell you if your child is eligible.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Florida, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $28,008 if two people live in the household; $35,208 if three people live in the household; $42,408 if four people live in the household; $49,608 if five people live in the household; $56,808 if six people live in the household; $64,008 if seven people live in the household; $71,208 if eight people live in the household; and $78,408 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,200 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your application will be screened for Children's Medicaid. If eligible, you will receive a notice from the Department of Children and Families advising you when Medicaid benefits begin.

Note: Children who are members of federally recognized American Indian or Native Alaskan tribes may be eligible for free coverage. Click here for additional information:





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

You may apply online by going to:

Or, to download the one-page application and instructions, visit:

You may also call toll-free to request an application be mailed to you:

TTY users can call toll-free at 877-316-8748.


Program Contact Information:

For more information on Florida's KidCare Family of programs, please visit our website at:


Managing Agency:


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