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Child Health Plus

What is Child Health Plus?

Child Health Plus provides free or low-cost health insurance to children under the age of 19 who do not qualify for Medicaid and do not have other health insurance coverage.

Who is eligible?

All children under 19 years of age are potentially eligible Child Health Plus regardless of income or immigration status. They must also:

  • Reside in New York State
  • Meet certain income eligibility requirements tied to household size. View income chart to see income levels for children
  • Have no other health insurance coverage

How to apply

Parents or caretaker relatives of children must apply for CHP through the NY State of Health.

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