A program for Nevada's children - to ensure a healthy, happy childhood and productive life. We are dedicated to giving Nevada's children regular, preventive health care.
- Do your children need glasses?
- Dental care?
- Are they having problems in school?
- Do they need immunizations?
- Do you have questions about your child's growth and development?
If you have any concerns about any of these, "HEALTHY KIDS" CAN HELP YOU - we all want Nevada's children to grow up healthy.
"Healthy Kids" Type of Services and Who Qualifies
"Healthy Kids" is a program which provides preventive health care such as immunizations, yearly physicals and referrals for health problems of Medicaid eligible infants, children and young adults.
"Healthy Kids" can provide referrals for developmental problems, vision, hearing and dental problems as well as family problems.
"Healthy Kids" is available to individuals eligible for Medicaid from birth to age 21. Services are also available to children in families above the TANF income limits but under the poverty limits in the Child Health Assurance Program (CHAP). CHAP covers children age 5 and under in families at 133% of poverty and children born after September 30, 1983 at 100% of poverty. These children are also eligible for "Healthy Kids" services.
Children born to Medicaid eligible pregnant women are eligible for Medicaid for the first year of life regardless of changes in income level of the family. These children are automatically eligible for the "Healthy Kids" program. If your family is eligible for "Healthy Kids," you may also be eligible for WIC, a food supplement program for women and children. Your local Welfare Office can provide you with information on how to apply for WIC services.
If you are eligible for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), your children may be eligible for "Healthy Kids." The best way for you to determine your eligibility is to make an appointment with an eligibility worker at your local
Nevada State Welfare District Office. You will need to bring these items with you:
- Receipts for rent and utilities
- Paycheck stubs
- Birth certificates
- Social Security cards
- Marriage/Divorce papers
- If a registered alien, proof of registration