Learn about Community Health Care Program

Get health coverage at low or no cost to you

Children and young adults under 26 who can’t get any other coverage can apply for the Community Health Care Program (CHCP) from Kaiser Permanente.

If you live in Southern California, click here.

What is the Community Health Care Program?

The Community Health Care Program is for children and young adults under 26 who can’t get any other health coverage. And you don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify — undocumented residents are welcome to apply. Community Health Care Program members receive financial help paying monthly premiums, and have no out-of-pocket costs for most care at Kaiser Permanente facilities.

Learn more about the Community Health Care Program

Who is eligible for CHCP?

You’re eligible for CHCP if you live in a Kaiser Permanente service area.

  • You’re under 26 and live in Fresno, Kings, or Madera counties, or
  • You’re 18 or younger and live in another county in the Northern California service area

You must also:

  • Live in a household with an income no more than 3 times the federal poverty level (for example, up to $36,420 for a single person or $75,300 for a family of 4 in 2018)
  • Not have access to other health coverage like Medi-Cal, Medicare, a job-based health plan, or coverage through Covered California.

You don’t need to be U.S. citizens to qualify for the Community Health Care Program.

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Applying for CHCP

You may apply for CHCP during the open enrollment period, which runs from October 15, 2018 through January 15, 2019.

To start coverage on:
January 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

We must receive your forms by:
December 15, 2018
January 15, 2019

Learn more about how to apply for CHCP




* Continued eligibility for the Community Health Care Program is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to close enrollment or change the CHCP eligibility requirements at any time.