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What is MediKids?

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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 MB ] 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
Prescribed Drugs
Hospital Inpatient Services
Hospital Outpatient Services
Behavioral Health Services
Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Services
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

Speech Therapy
Podiatric Services
Healthy Start Services (Some Exception)
Physical, Occupational, Respiratory, And Speech Therapy Services
Hearing Services (Including Hearing Aids)
Laboratory and Imaging Services
Home Health Agency Services
Renal Dialysis Services
Hospice Services
Respiratory Equipment and Supplies
Optometrist Services
Rural Health Clinic 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

Dental Services are covered by your dental plan. Please call the MediKids Helpline (1-877-506-0578)  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 1-888-540-5437.

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