Ensure your child has health insurance

Sep/30/2010

With the new school year in full swing, parents are encouraged to make sure their children are well-equipped for learning by getting regular medical check-ups. Now is the time for families with children birth through age 18 to get their children low-cost high-quality health insurance through the Florida KidCare Program.

As the State of Florida’s health insurance for children, 1.9 million children are covered by Florida KidCare. Children enrolled in Florida KidCare receive comprehensive health coverage including doctor visits, check-ups, shots, surgery, prescriptions, vision and hearing screenings, mental health care, dental check-ups, and hospital stays. Many families pay $20 or less per month, but most pay nothing at all. Full-pay options also are available for families with higher income levels.

Applying for Florida KidCare is easy. Families can apply online at their convenience by visiting www.floridakidcare.org. To request an application by mail or for additional information contact Virginia Brockman 941- 861-2813, or call 1-888-540-KIDS (5437).

Media Contact: Dianne Shipley, 941-861-2852, cell: 941-302-1058, Dianne_Shipley@doh.state.fl.us

Program Contact: Virginia Brockman, 941-861-2813, Virginia_Brockman@doh.state.fl.us

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