How To Apply For Healthy Kids
To apply for Healthy Kids, fill out the MIChild-Healthy Kids form. For help in filling out the form, contact your local health department or your local FIA office. When applying you must: • Declare income, including: Recent pay Social Security benefits Unemployment benefits Child Support received • Be a resident of Michigan • Tell us if you have medical insurance If you or your family need help with food, shelter, or other daily living expenses, contact your local FIA office. Ask for the Assistance Application. Children and pregnant women applying for assistance must also have a Social Security number or apply for one. If you don’t have one, and you have not already applied for one, we can help you apply.
Free Health Care Coverage for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children.
How Much Income Is Allowed?
Every family’s situation is different. Call toll-free 1-888-988-6300 to get more information that will help you find out if you qualify. When you become eligible you must join a health plan. You will get a packet from MICHIGAN ENROLLS. It tells you your health plan choices.
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is a program for pregnant women, babies and children under 19.
It covers women during pregnancy and the first two months after pregnancy ends. Babies may be eligible for up to one year after birth. Children may be covered up to age 19. Pregnant women and their babies need to get care early and return for regular checkups to stay healthy. See your doctor, health plan, or call your local health department or Family Independence Agency (FIA) office today. Ask for the MIChildHealthy Kids form and fill it out right away.
What Healthy Kids Covers
Healthy Kids covers most medically necessary health care needs including: • Ambulance • Dental • Doctor visits • Family planning • Health check-ups • Hearing and speech • Home health care • Hospice care • Hospital care • Immunizations (shots) • Lab and x-ray tests • Nursing home care • Medical supplies • Medicine • Mental health • Personal care services • Physical therapy • Prenatal care and support services • Substance abuse • Surgery • Vision • Well-child visits Healthy Kids must assure necessary transportation. You can get help getting a ride if: • You do not have a way to get to and from a doctor visit or • You do not have a way to get medical items or services that are covered
This policy also applies to dentist visits and getting dental items or services that are covered by Healthy Kids. In some cases, the rides you need must be approved in advance. If you belong to a health plan, contact your plan. If you do not belong to a health plan, contact your local Family Independence Agency office.
What Support Services Are Covered?
You may also qualify for Maternal Support Services (MSS) and Infant Support Services (ISS) to help you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born. Support Includes: • transportation to doctor visits • classes on child birth • classes on baby care • help in getting food and learning to make healthy, well-balanced meals • help with personal problems that make it hard for you to take care of yourself while pregnant Healthy Kids will pay for MSS and ISS when your doctor orders them, and approved providers give the services.
For Pregnant Women Coverage Includes:
• checkups (prenatal care) before your baby is born • lab and x-ray tests • prenatal vitamins • delivery (birth) of your baby • hospital care • care for your baby after he or she is born • other services that Healthy Kids covers People who do not meet citizenship requirements qualify for emergency health care services. Pregnancy-related emergency services are: • Delivery (birth) of your baby • Hospital care