Thursday, May 21, 2009

Florida Kid Care

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 Pinellas County Health Department, 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:

  • 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 The Pinellas County Health Department at (727) 824-6900 or visit http://www.floridakidcare.org/.