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MI Child

MIChild is a health insurance program. It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.

MIChild covers:

  • Regular checkups
  • Shots
  • Emergency care
  • Dental care
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital care
  • Prenatal care and delivery
  • Vision and hearing
  • Mental health and substance abuse services

We cover other services, too. Your health plan will give you the full list when your coverage begins.

At a price you can afford

If your child qualifies, you pay a monthly premium of only $10. Even if you have more than one child you pay only $10 a month. This may sound too good to be true, but it really is only $10 a month per family. There are no co-pays and no deductibles.

How can I get MIChild?

Call 1-888-988-6300 for an application. If you need an interpreter call 1-888-988-6300. TTY for persons with hearing disabilities: 1-888-263-5987. These calls are free. OR call your local health department at 1-906-774-1868 (Kingsford) and 1-906-265-9913 (Iron River)

For more information see the Michigan Department of Community Health MIChild web page

To qualify, children must:

  • Be citizens of the U.S. (some legal immigrants qualify)
  • Live in Michigan, even for a short time
  • Be under 19 years old
  • Have no health insurance
  • Live in a family with an adjusted gross income at or above 150% and below 200% of the federal poverty level. For children under 1 year of age, the adjusted gross income must be above 185% and at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
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818 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, MI 49802 - Phone: 1-906-774-1868
601 Washington Ave, Iron River, MI 49935 - Phone: 1-906-265-9913