Learn about Community Health Care Program
Get health coverage at low or no cost to you
Children and young adults 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 who can’t get any other health coverage. Community Health Care Program members receive a subsidy to help pay monthly premiums, and do not have to pay copays or out-of-pocket costs for most care at Kaiser Permanente facilities.
Who is eligible for CHCP?
You’re eligible for CHCP if:
- You live in a Kaiser Permanente service area.
- You’re 25 and under and live in Fresno, Kings, or Madera counties
- You’re 18 and under and live in another county in Northern California
- Your household income is no more than 3 times the federal poverty level (for example, up to $38,280 for a single person or $78,600 for a family of 4 in 2020).
- You don’t have access to any 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.
Applying for CHCP
Effective immediately, applicants can apply for the Community Health Care Program without experiencing a qualifying life event or other special circumstance. All eligibility rules still apply, see the Eligibility page for more information. This new policy will be in effect until May 15, 2021. Applicants should choose the ‘Open Enrollment’ option on the application when applying.
*Continued eligibility for the Community Health Care Program is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to close enrollment or change the CHCP eligibility rules at any time. If you are approved for CHCP, the subsidy period is limited and we will contact you in the future to confirm that you still qualify.