Health Care Coverage for Children

Regular health care is important for a child’s well being and physical development. Here are a few programs that provide no-cost or low-cost health care for children:

Medi-Cal for Children provides no-cost comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage for children and pregnant women.* Eligibility is determined by family size, children’s ages and family income. This program is available to eligible U.S. citizens, nationals or immigrants.
For a mail-in application, call toll-free 1-888-747-1222.

*Families whose income is higher than the allowable limits for no-cost Medi-Cal for Children will have a share of cost (similar to a monthly deductible) based on their income and family size.

Healthy Families provides low-cost health, dental and vision coverage for children who are not eligible for no-cost Medi-Cal for Children. Monthly premiums are $4 to $9 per month with a maximum of $27 per family. Eligibility is determined by family size, children’s ages and family income. This program is available to U.S. citizens, U.S.nationals and “qualified” immigrant children under age 19.
For more information and to request a mail-in application, call toll-free 1-888-747-1222.

CaliforniaKids provides affordable preventive and primary health, dental, vision and behavioral health coverage for undocumented children.
For more information, call toll-free 1-800-374-4KID.

(Not affilliated with or endorsed by the State of California)

In Santa Barbara County, you may call these local numbers to contact the above agencies:

Medi-Cal

Santa Barbara
(805) 681-4528

Lompoc
(805) 737-7080

Santa Maria
(805) 346-7214

Healthy Families

1-800-421-2560 ext. 251 or 252 (Ask for Member Services)