Through Florida KidCare, the state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which part your child may qualify 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 

There are several ways to apply for Florida KidCare:

If you applied for Florida KidCare before,

  • call 1-888-540-5437 to update your information by telephone, or
  • Florida KidCare also offers several ways for you to pay your monthly premium.

Eligibility

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 
    • Not be eligible for Medicaid 
    • Not be in a public institution 

Cost 

  • 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.