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Learn about Child Health Program

Child Health Program: A healthy future begins today

Health can affect everything from your physical state to your emotional well-being. If your child/children qualify, your family can receive the health coverage they need by enrolling in Kaiser Permanente’s Child Health Program.*

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What is the Child Health Program?

The Child Health Program (CHP) helps pay for health coverage for children 18 and under who don’t have access to other health coverage. Child Health 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.

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Who is eligible for CHP?

Children are eligible for the Child Health Program if they are uninsured and live in a Kaiser Permanente service area that is open to new enrollment; are 18 and under; meet income guidelines, and don’t have access to other public or private health coverage.

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Applying for CHP

Effective immediately, applicants can apply for the Child Health 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.

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*Continued eligibility for the Child Health Program is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to close enrollment or change the CHP eligibility rules at any time. If you are approved for CHP, the subsidy period is limited and we will contact you in the future to confirm that you still qualify.

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