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Child Health Plus

Insuring Children Up to Age 19

Child Health Plus provides uninsured children up to age 19 with coverage. This program is available throughout the CDPHP service area, with the exception of Hamilton County.

Covered Health Care Services through Child Health Plus

  • Primary care visits, including regular pediatrician visits and vaccines
  • Dental and vision benefits
  • Hearing care
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Specialty care, including occupational, speech, and physical therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury
  • X-ray and lab tests
  • Inpatient hospital medical or surgical care
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Emergency care and emergency transportation
  • Short-term therapeutic outpatient services (chemotherapy, hemodialysis)
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment for alcoholism and substance use, and mental health
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Hospice
  • Full pregnancy care for women, including doctor/midwife and hospital services and newborn nursery care
  • Help quitting smoking

Cost and Eligibility
Premiums are based on family size and income. Children may qualify for Child Health Plus if they meet the following criteria:

  • Younger than 19
  • New York state resident
  • Do not already have health insurance and are not eligible for coverage under the public employees’ state health benefits plan
  • Not eligible for Children’s Medicaid based on family income

How to Apply for Child Health Plus
To apply for Child Health Plus coverage, fill out this form and a CDPHP representative will contact you. You can also call 1-844-237-4773 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Are You Renewing Your Child's Coverage?

Medicaid Select Plan Beginning August 1, 2017, all Child Health Plus renewals must be completed through the NY State of Health. CDPHP can assist with your renewal.

Get Renewal Help