Eligibility & Application Information
Healthy Families is California’s public health insurance program for children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medi-Cal but don’t make enough to afford private coverage.
Who is eligible?
Children are eligible if they meet the following age and income levels:
|Birth to 1 year||200% - 250% FPL*|
|1 to 6 years||133% - 250% FPL|
|6 to 19 years||100% - 250% FPL|
Infants born to women enrolled in AIM are eligible for Healthy Families if their family incomes are at or below 300% FPL.
Other eligibility requirements
- Must be residents of California.
- Must be U.S. citizens or qualified immigrants. Getting Healthy Families will not affect a family’s immigration status by making them a “public charge.”
- Without job-based coverage for three months prior to applying for program (certain exceptions apply).
How much does it cost?
Monthly premiums range from $9 to $17 with a family maximum of $51. Amount is determined by family income, family size and insurance plan combination (health, dental, vision). Co-payments of $5 are paid for some non-preventive services, with a $250 annual maximum for each family.
To apply for Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, call 1-800-880-5305 or click here for an application, to apply by phone, or to find an organization in your neighborhood that can help you apply.