If you have children under age 19, they may be eligible for health and dental insurance coverage through MIChild. MIChild is a health care program for the low-income, uninsured children of Michigan’s working families. There is a monthly premium to participate in the program. Children enrolled in MIChild receive a variety of health care benefits including vision, dental, and mental health services.
What services does MIChild provide?
- Dental services
- Doctor visits and health check-ups
- Family planning
- Hearing and speech therapy
- Hospital care
- Lab and x-ray tests
- Medical supplies
- Mental health services
- Physical therapy
- Prenatal care and support services
- Substance abuse services
- Vision care
- Well-child visits
Eligibility for MIChild is based on the following:
- Citizenship: the applicant must be a US citizen or a qualified, documented alien.
- Identity: the identity of the head of household must be identified
- Must be a Michigan resident
- Must have a social security number (except newborns)
- Applicant must be between 0 and18 years of age.
- May not be currently covered under a comprehensive health insurance policy
- The adjusted gross income must be above 150% and at or below 200% of the FPL, depending on the child’s age.
Monthly premiums are $10.00/month per family. There are no co-pays or deductibles.
For online enrollment in the MIChild Program, please visit:
For more information about enrollment in MIChild, please contact your local health department office at:
Baraga County (906) 524-6142
Gogebic County (906) 667-0200
Houghton/Keweenaw (906) 482-7382
Ontonagon County (906) 884-4096
For more information about MIChild and Medicaid programs, please visit: