Florida Healthy Kids Program
In 1991, FHCP was selected as the first health care delivery system for the Florida Healthy Kids program. FHCP is proud to be your partner in health care and welcomes your participation in the Healthy Kids Program.
When your child is accepted into the Healthy Kids Program, FHCP assumes the financial responsibility for all medical services described in the Healthy Kids member handbook. Unlike most insurance programs who simply pay your medical bills, FHCP views your child’s health care as a partnership between FHCP and you by providing your child’s preventative health care to help them stay healthy. In this way, together we can prevent minor medical concerns from becoming major medical problems.
What Is Healthy Kids And Who Is Eligible?
The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation was established in 1990 by the Florida Legislature as a public-private initiative to improve access to comprehensive health insurance for the state's uninsured children.
The Healthy Kids program was first made available in Florida in February of 1992 for eligible children in Volusia County. In the fall of 1993, coverage extended into Highlands County, then to Okeechobee County in May of 1994. Today, the Healthy Kids program is available statewide.
To be eligible for the Healthy Kids program the following eligibility requirements must be met:
• Children who are between the ages of 5 through 18
• Not eligible for Medicaid
For more information call Florida KidCare at 1-888-540-5437 or (386)323-0000 or visit the Healthy Kids website at www.healthykids.org.
Collier County Residents