Children’s Health Coverage

We encourage families from different income levels to contact us, including families that may have private insurance but are unable to get coverage for children. A Certified Application Assistor (CAA) will advise them of their options based on eligibility requirements for different health coverage programs. A CAA will also help with the application process.

Programs for Uninsured Children

Children who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, undocumented children, and families with middle income can apply.

Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids provides comprehensive health insurance for children and teens who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, for an affordable CoveredCA plan, nor for affordable dependent coverage through their parent’s/guardian’s employer. Undocumented children and teens can apply for Healthy Kids.

Services from a licensed medical professional received during office visits, and home visits, for medically necessary reasons related to treatment and diagnosis of a medical condition are covered.

What are the costs for Healthy Kids Insurance?

Families pay a family contribution every 3 months for each child’s coverage, which ranges from $0 to $90 depending on income. Co-pays for doctor visits, prescription drugs, and eye exams, and other services range from $5 to $15. Co-pays for check-ups, immunizations, annual dental exams and other preventive services are $0.

For more information, contact the Health Coverage Unit at 650-616-2002.

Kaiser Child Health Plan

This is Kaiser Permanente’s low-cost program for families whose children are not eligible for public coverage programs. Families pay a monthly premium between $8 and $15 per child, depending on income. Some services require $5 co-pay. This program provides comprehensive medical, vision and dental coverage.

For more information, contact Kaiser’s Member Services at 1-800-464-4000 (TTY: 1-800-777-1370) or online at

To apply, contact Kaiser Member Services or the Health Coverage Unit at 650-616-2002.