Child Health Insurance

If your children are not covered by medical or dental insurance you may be eligible to get them free or low cost insurance through Virginia’s FAMIS and FAMIS Plus programs (FAMIS stands for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security).

Eligibility is based on a family’s current monthly income — A family of four earning up to $51,455/year may qualify (see the 2018 FAMIS income chart).

FAMIS insurance covers most medical and dental care — and eyeglasses too. Included in FAMIS coverage are:

  • doctor visits
  • hospital care
  • dental care
  • prescription medicines
  • eyeglasses
  • immunizations
  • regular check-ups — and more

FAMIS and FAMIS Plus are comprehensive health insurance. They help children stay healthy and get care when they are sick.

Eligibility requirements for the FAMIS programs changed on October 1, 2013. Families who applied for Medicaid or FAMIS before that date and were denied may now be eligible.

For more information about the FAMIS programs, details about eligibility, or help with enrollment:

  • Contact the Cover Virginia Call Center at: 1-855-242-8282 or go to the CoverVA website
  • Call SignUpNow at: 1-804-828-6062.

Children deserve a healthy start in life.  Check out FAMIS today.