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?

  • Ambulance
  • Dental services
  • Doctor visits and health check-ups
  • Family planning
  • Hearing and speech therapy
  • Hospital care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab and x-ray tests
  • Medical supplies
  • Medicine
  • Mental health services
  • Physical therapy
  • Prenatal care and support services
  • Substance abuse services
  • Surgery
  • Vision care
  • Well-child visits


Eligibility for MIChild is based on the following:

  1. Citizenship: the applicant must be a US citizen or a qualified, documented alien.
  2. Identity: the identity of the head of household must be identified
  3. Must be a Michigan resident
  4. Must have a social security number (except newborns)
  5. Applicant must be between 0 and18 years of age.
  6. May not be currently covered under a comprehensive health insurance policy
  7. 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:

MI Bridges Online Enrollment System

Contact Info

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:

Michigan Department of Community Health

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services