What is Healthy Families?


The Healthy Families Program is a state and federally funded health coverage program for children with family incomes above the no cost Medi-Cal income level and still below 250% of the federal income guidelines ($4,804 per month for a family of four). Healthy Families is available to children under the age 19, who are California residents, and either U.S. citizens, nationals, or eligible qualified immigrants.

Healthy Families is a low-cost comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance with monthly premiums ranging from $4 per child to a maximum of $63 per family. Families may pay 3 months in advance and receive the fourth month free. There are no co-payments for preventive services (such as immunizations) and only a $5 co-payment for non-preventive services (such as going to the doctor due to illness).

Families can choose from the following five different health plans: Santa Clara Family Health Plan; Blue Cross; Blue Shield; Health Net; and Kaiser. They can also choose from the following three dental plans: Access Dental; Delta Dental; and Denti-Cal. Families will receive vision care through the Vision Service Plan (VSP).

Benefits include:

  • Complete medical coverage including preventive check ups
  • Specialist care
  • Acupuncture and chiropractic care (only offered in some plans)
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Mental health care
  • Alcohol & drug treatment
  • Vision care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription coverage
  • A 24-hour nurse advice line
  • Health education and many other services

For additional information on Healthy Families, please visit the Healthy Families website at www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov .

To obtain more information about enrolling your child(ren), please call 1-888-255-5333.

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