Health Care Programs for Children

Healthy Kids is a Medicaid health care program for low-income children under age 19 and for Pregnant Women of any age. There is an income limit. There is no monthly premium for Healthy Kids. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.

MIChild is a health care program administered by the Department of Community Health. It is for the low income uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild has an income limit which is higher than Healthy Kids. MIChild is for children who are under age 19. Families pay a monthly premium for MIChild insurance, regardless of the number of children insured. For more information and an application, contact MIChild at 1-888-988-6300 or visit the MIChild Information web site.

Under 21 Medicaid is available to eligible persons under age 21. There is an income limit. If income is over the limit, persons may incur medical expenses that equal or exceed the excess income and still qualify for this program. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.

Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Department of Community Health that provides certain approved medical service coverage to some children and adults with special health care needs. Children must have a qualifying medical condition and be under 21 years of age. Persons 21 and older with cystic fibrosis or certain blood coagulating disorders may also qualify for services. For more information call the Family Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722 or visit the Children's Special Health Care web site.