CoverKids provides free, comprehensive health coverage for qualifying children 18 and younger. It covers preventive health services, doctors visits, hospital visits, vaccinations, well-child visits, developmental screenings and mental health. Children also get vision and dental care.
CoverKids has low co-pays for medical services. Well-child visits and immunizations are free.
CoverKids applicants applying for child (non-pregnant) coverage must apply online by visiting www.healthcare.gov or toll-free 1-800-318-2596.
Beginning January 1, 2016 four different CoverKids application options are available to pregnant women:
- An application may be filed online at www.healthcare.gov or by phone toll-free at 1-800-318-2596, or
- In-person application assistance is available at local health departments throughout the state. To find a list of local health departments visit http://www.tn.gov/health/topic/localdepartments, or
- A paper application with a signed cover page may be faxed to CoverKids at 1-866-913-1046, or
- A paper application with a signed cover page may be mailed to CoverKids at P.O. Box 305230 Nashville, TN 37230-5230.