Free or Low-Cost Health and Dental Insurance for Kids

September 17, 2021

Dear SCPS Families & Staff,

Free or Low-Cost Health and Dental Insurance for Kids:

The Foundation has partnered with Florida KidCare to help bring insurance to our students. Your child and their siblings could be one of the 176,000 children eligible for completely free or low-cost health and dental insurance through Florida KidCare – even if one or both parents are working. Benefits include but are not limited to:

• Doctor Visits

• Check-ups

• Vision & Hearing

• Dental Care

• Hospital Stays

• Surgeries

• Immunizations

• Prescriptions

• Emergencies

• Mental Health Services

Florida KidCare includes free, subsidized and full-pay options based on a family’s household size and annual income. Most families pay nothing at all for coverage, and many pay just $15 or $20 a month. Families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced full-pay plan. Lawfully residing immigrant children are eligible without a waiting period.

With no application fee and year-round enrollment, the time to apply is always now. Simply fill out the application, and Florida KidCare will match your child with the right option.

Apply online at or call 1-888-540-KIDS (5437).