Florida KidCare


Would you like to apply for Florida Kidcare health insurance or Medicaid for your child or would you like to know more about it?  For more information and applications please visit www.floridakidcare.org or contact Ms. Truby, School Social Worker, at 305-667-5551.

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Through Florida KidCare, the state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which part your child may qualify for based on age and family income.

Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:

  • Doctor visits
  • Check-ups and shots
  • Hospital
  • Surgery
  • Prescriptions
  • Emergencies
  • Vision and hearing
  • Dental
  • Mental health

There are several ways to apply for Florida KidCare:

Florida KidCare also offers several ways for you to pay your monthly premium.


Florida KidCare is for children, not adults. To qualify for premium assistance, a child must:

  • Be under age 19
  • Be uninsured
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen
  • Not be eligible for Medicaid
  • Not be the dependent of a state employee eligible for health insurance
  • Not be in a public institution


  • There is no charge for Medicaid for children (KidCare Medicaid).
  • For other Florida KidCare programs, monthly premiums depend on your household’s size and income. Most families pay $15 or $20 a month. If you need to pay more, Florida KidCare will let you know.
  • Make checks or money orders payable to Florida KidCare. Do not send cash. If your
    child (or children) is approved for Medicaid or denied coverage, your premium payment
    will be refunded.
  • You may have to pay small charges or co-payments for some services.
  • A child who is a member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe may qualify for no-cost Florida KidCare coverage.

Contact Us

Ludlam Elementary School
6639 SW 74 Street
South Miami, FL 33143
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Phone: 305-667-5551
Fax: 305-666-3070

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