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Learn about Child Health Program

Get health coverage at low or no cost to you

Children who can’t get any other coverage can apply for the Child Health Program (CHP) from Kaiser Permanente.*

If you live in Northern California, click here.

What is the Child Health Program?

The Child Health Program (CHP) provides health coverage for children and young adults who don’t have access to other health coverage. CHP members pay no monthly premiums and have no out-of-pocket costs for most care at Kaiser Permanente facilities.

Learn more about the Child Health Program

Who is eligible for CHP?

You may qualify for CHP if:

  • You live in the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. California service area
  • You’re 18 or younger
  • 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 CHP.

Learn more about eligibility

Applying for CHP

Child Health Program members whose subsidy will expire on December 31, 2023, should have received reapplication information. You MUST provide Kaiser Permanente the signed form, proof of household income, and other applicable documents by October 2, 2023, to determine if you still qualify for financial help in 2024.

Learn more about the reapplication process for CHP

*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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