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What is KCHIP?

​The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free health insurance for children younger than 19 without health insurance. Children in families with incomes less than 213 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible.

A family is considered a child or children and the natural, adoptive or step-parents residing in a household. Due to changes in the Affordable Care Act, effective Jan. 1, 2014, KCHIP eligibility is determined using the Modified Adjusted Gross Income and family size based on the tax filing unit of the household.

We know your children's health is important to you; but, you may be facing barriers to health care access, like cost or lack of coverage through your employer. Whatever the

Children need health insurance. If you think your children may qualify, apply today.

August is Immunization Awareness Month

Please make sure your children are up to date on their shots. Immunizations help prevent diseases like hepatitis B, polio, and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR or MMRV vaccine). Schedule an appointment with a doctor now to ensure your children are protected. Please see the following awareness materials:

If you are a Medicaid member, visit the Department for Public Health immunization page for more information. If you are a Medicaid provider and would like to participate in the Vaccines for Children Program visit the program website

Vaccine recommendations during COVID-19 outbreak