Keeping your Child Healthy
The rising cost of healthcare should not stop you from making sure that your child receives the immunizations recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics for children from 0-18 years of age.
If you do not have health insurance currently because you simply can’t afford the premiums, here are some options that are worth exploring. Eligibility requirements are based on income, family size, and age.
NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state-funded health insurance program for qualified children, pregnant women, parents/caretaker relatives, and single adults/childless couples. Learn more about NJ FamilyCare.
Medicaid is designed to help the neediest in our state. This federal-state health care program pays for hospital stays, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home costs and other healthcare needs. For more information about Medicaid, contact your county Board of Social Services or call the Medicaid Hotline 1-800-356-1561.
If you find that do not qualify for the coverage mentioned above, investigate the healthcare coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act. You may also access affordable healthcare at federally funded qualified health centers and other such resources in our state. Learn more about health clinics and services in our state.
NJHelps is an online platform that is designed to help you self-screen to see if you qualify for NJ FamilyCare, Medicaid, and many other social service programs. It is a useful tool for those who are looking for assistance with life’s basic needs.
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