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What is MediKids?

MediKids is a Florida KidCare Program. Administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration, the program offers low-cost health insurance coverage for children ages 1 through 4. See the MediKids Parent Information brochure [PDF 1.43MB] for additional facts about the program.

MediKids Managed Care Enrollment

MediKids recipients receive their health care services through Medicaid’s Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. Children must be enrolled in a health plan and pay the monthly premium of $15 or $20 before MediKids coverage can begin.

All MMA plans offer the following health care services:

  • Physician services, including physician assistant services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Hospital inpatient services
  • Hospital outpatient services
  • Mental health services
  • Early periodic screening diagnosis and treatment services for recipients under age 21
  • Emergency services
  • Ambulatory surgical treatment center services
  • Advanced registered nurse practitioner services
  • Optical services and supplies
  • Dental services
  • Medical supplies, equipment, prosthesis, and orthoses
  • Chiropractic services
  • Nursing care
  • Family planning services and supplies (some exception)
  • Podiatric services
  • Healthy Start services (some exception)
  • Physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapy services
  • Hearing services
  • Laboratory and imaging services
  • Home health agency services
  • Renal dialysis services
  • Hospice services
  • Respiratory equipment and supplies
  • Optometrist services
  • Rural health clinic services
  • Birthing center services
  • Substance abuse treatment services
  • Transportation to access covered services

MediKids Managed Care Plan Choices

  • Families with children eligible for the MediKids program can call the toll-free MediKids Helpline at 1-877-506-0578 for assistance selecting a health plan.
  • Only Medicaid contracted health plans may serve MediKids enrollees.
  • State law requires families to choose a health plan and pay a monthly premium before a child’s MediKids coverage begins.

MediKids Dental Benefits Information

Please contact your health plan for help choosing a dental provider.

Florida KidCare Dispute Review Process

MediKids families with questions about the Florida KidCare Dispute Review Process can call Florida Healthy Kids at 1-800-821-5437.

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