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What is Florida KidCare?

The State of Florida offers Florida children, infant through 18, health insurance through the Florida KidCare program. Enrollment is open year round. Florida KidCare is for children, not adults. To qualify for premium assistance, a child must:



Be under age 19


Be uninsured (does not include Medicaid)


Meet income eligibility requirements


Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen


Not in a public institution

Florida KidCare has year round open enrollment

To apply for coverage for your child(ren), go to or call (813) 591-0320.

Let’s Talk Cost

  • There is no charge for Medicaid for children
  • Monthly premiums depend on your household’s size and income. Most families pay $15 or $20 a month. If you are required to pay more, Florida KidCare will let you know
  • You may have to pay small charges or co-payments for some services
  • A child who is a member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe may qualify for no-cost Florida KidCare coverage

      Families who are not eligible for premium assistance may enroll into Florida KidCare (MediKids or Florida Healthy Kids only) at the “full-pay” premium rate.

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