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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.

Learn more about the Community Health Care Program

Who is eligible for CHCP?

You may qualify for CHCP if:

  • You live in the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. California service area and:
    • You’re 18 or younger
    • You’re 25 or younger and live in Fresno, Kings, or Madera counties
  • Your household income is no more than 3 times the federal poverty level (for example, up to $40,770 for a single person or $83,250 for a family of 4 in 2022)
  • You aren’t eligible for any other health coverage, like Medi-Cal, Medicare, a job-based health plan, or financial help through Covered California

You don’t need to be U.S. citizens to qualify for CHCP.

Learn more about eligibility

Applying for CHCP

Open enrollment for 2023 has ended, but you can still apply during a special enrollment period if you experience a qualifying life event.

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 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.

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