Learn about Community Health Care Program

Community Health Care Program: A healthy future begins today

Children and young adults can get Kaiser Permanente health coverage at no cost through the Community Health Care Program* (which used to be called the Child Health Program in Northern California).

If you live in Southern California, click here.

What is the Community Health Care Program?

The Community Health Care Program (CHCP) helps pay for health coverage for children and young adults who don’t have access to other health coverage. 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.

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Who is eligible for CHCP?

You or your family may qualify if you live in a Kaiser Permanente service area and meet these age requirements:

  • Fresno, Kings, or Madera counties: 25 or younger
  • Other counties in Northern California: 18 or younger

You must also:

  • Live in a household with an income no more than 3 times the federal poverty level (for example, up to $36,180 for a single person or $73,800 for a family of 4 in 2017)
  • Not have access to other health coverage like Medi-Cal, Medicare, a job-based health plan, or coverage through Covered California

You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify.

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Applying for CHCP

Open enrollment for 2018 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 requirements at any time.