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Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency


Medicaid for Children

Parents and caretakers may apply for Medicaid on behalf of children under age 21 living in their home, if the family income is under the limit for the age of the child.  There is no requirement for a child to reside with an adult caretaker to qualify for Medicaid.

Children eligible for Medicaid may enroll in the Child Health Check-up Program.  This program provides regularly scheduled health checkups, dental screenings, immunizations and other medical services for children.  For information on the Child Health Check-up Program, visit the Agency for Health Care Administration’s information page at

Families may also apply for medical assistance for children through Florida KidCare.