Applying for Florida KidCare
Except for Medicaid, a child must be uninsured before Florida KidCare coverage starts. Some Florida KidCare programs may have limited space, and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. When MediKids, Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services Network are full, enrollment for these programs will close. Medicaid is always open for children who qualify.
An application will be valid for 120 days after Florida KidCare receives it. Florida KidCare will notify you if the application process is not completed within 120 days for MediKids, Healthy Kids, or the Children’s Medical Services Network. To restart the application process, call 1-888-540-5437. An application that is older than 120 days may still be used to determine if your children are eligible for Medicaid.
If enrollment for MediKids, Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services Network is closed, we will let you know when we receive your application. We will check to see if your children might be eligible for Medicaid. You will receive more information if your children are eligible for Medicaid. If your children are not eligible for Medicaid, we will notify you. You will need to call 1-888-540-5437 to restart the application process when the programs are open again. .