Healthy Kids: For a healthy Oregon

About Healthy Kids

The Healthy Kids Program

When children and teens have health coverage, they are able to get the health care they need when they need it. That means they are less likely to miss school or end up seeking higher cost care in the emergency room. It also means families don’t have to choose between paying the rent or paying for needed prescriptions.

Oregon Healthy Kids is dedicated to making sure Oregon children and teens have access to health insurance.

Healthy Kids provides no-cost health coverage through the Oregon Health Plan for uninsured Oregon children and teens 0-18 years of age. Family income will determine whether a child qualifies. Coverage lasts for one full year and covers all health needs, including doctor visits, dental care, vision, mental or behavioral health services, prescriptions, and more. Children will not be turned away due to pre-existing conditions or be put on a waiting list.

The Office of Healthy Kids

The Office of Healthy Kids is a part of the Oregon Health Authority. An appointed Steering Committee offers feedback and guidance to the Office of Healthy Kids, with membership including insurance providers, advocacy groups, and service providers.

Healthy Kids is a leader in responding to the national challenge to provide health coverage for uninsured children. Read more about how Healthy Kids has helped reduce the number of uninsured children and teens in Oregon.

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