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Delaware Healthy Children Program Flyer



 

DELAWARE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
DIVISION OF MEDICAID & MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

Delaware
Healthy Children
Program

 

Affordable Health Care
Give Your Kids Something
They Really Can't Live Without!

The Delaware Healthy Children Program is a low cost health insurance program for Delaware's uninsured children.

Who qualifies?

Your children may qualify if they:

  • Do not have health insurance that covers doctor visits, hospital stays, lab work and x-rays.
  • Are under the age of 19 and reside in the State of Delaware.
  • Are U.S. citizens or qualified non-citizens.
  • Are not dependents of a State of Delaware employee.
  • Meet income eligibility requirements. For example, children in a family of 4 with annual countable income under $51,516.00 can qualify.
 
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 2,099 25,188
2 2,831 33,972
3 3,562 42,744
4 4,293 51,515
5 5,025 60,300
6 5,756 69,072
7 6,489 77,868
8 7,224 89,688

What does it cost?

Depending on your income, you pay $15 or $25 per month per family. The single monthly premium covers all the children in your family. *There is an added bonus – for every three months you pay in advance, you will get the fourth month free.

Delaware Healthy Children Program
Monthly Premium Based on Countable Family Income
% of FPL
Family Size If your monthly
income is
Premium is $15
If your monthly
income is
Premium is $25
1 1,416 - 1,743 1,744 - 2,099
2 1,910 - 2,350 2,351 - 2,831
3 2,403 - 2,957 2,958 - 3,562
4 2,896 - 3,564 3,565 - 4,293
5 3,390 - 4,172 4,173 - 5,025
6 3,883 - 4,779 4,780 - 5,756
7 4,337 - 5,388 5,389 - 6,489
8 4,873 - 5,998 5,999 - 7,224

 

What does it cover?

  • Doctor visits including check-ups
  • Prescription drugs
  • Eye exams and glasses
  • Dental Care
  • Routine shots
  • Tests and X-rays
  • Speech/hearing therapy
  • Hospital stays, specialists and more
  • Mental health counseling
  • Drug/alcohol abuse treatment

How do I apply?

  1. You can contact the Delaware Healthy Children Program at 1-800-996-9969.
  2. You can apply online at: www.assist.dhss.delaware.gov
  3. You can contact the nearest Division of Social Services (DSS) office for an application.

What do I need to apply?

You must provide:

  • your completed application.  You may also be asked to provide:

  • *proof of citizenship and identity, or immigration status

  • *proof of income – a full month’s paystubs or latest tax-return if self-employed

*If DSS cannot verify this information electronically

When does coverage start?

After your application is processed, you will receive a notice in the mail giving you information about your application. After your children are approved for the program, you must choose a managed care plan and pay for your first month’s premium before coverage begins.

DSS Office Locations

New Castle County

New Castle County

Claymont State Service Center
3301 Green St, Claymont 19703
302-792-6500 fax 302-792-6501

Northeast State Service Center
1624 Jessup St, Wilmington 19802
302-552-3530 fax 302-577-3805

Porter State Service Center
509 W Eighth St, Wilmington 19801
302-777-2830 fax 302-777-2831

Canby Park Office
1920 Maryland Ave, Wilmington 19805
302-498-5500 fax 302-498-5501

Robscott Building
153 E Chestnut Hill Rd, Ste 2A, Newark 19713
302-451-3680 fax 302-453-2855

DeLaWarr State Service Center
500 Rogers Rd, New Castle 19720
302-622-4520 fax 302-622-4521

Churchman’s Corporate Center
84 Christiana Rd, Ste B, New Castle 19720
302-395-6740 fax 302-395-6777

Hudson State Service Center
501 Ogletown Rd, Newark 19711
302-453-2800 fax 302-453-8253

Appoquinimink State Service Center
122 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown 19709
302-696-3150 fax 302-696-3121

Kent County

Williams State Service Center
805 River Rd, Dover 19901
302-857-5020 fax 302-857-5021

Smyrna State Service Center
200 S DuPont Blvd, Ste 101, Smyrna 19977
302-514-4530 fax 302-514-4531

Milford Annex
13 SW Front St, Milford 19963
302-424-7250 fax 302-424-2792

Blue Hen Mall/Corporate Center
655 S Bay Rd, Ste21, Dover 19901
302-672-9500 fax 302-672-9501

Sussex County

Adams State Service Center
546 S Bedford St, Georgetown 19947
302-515-3080 fax 302-515-3081

Shipley State Service Center
350 Virginia Ave, Seaford 19973
302-628-2011 fax 302-628-6721

Bridgeville State Service Center
400 Mill St, Bridgeville 19933
302-337-8261 fax 302-337-3204

Laurel State Service Center
31039 N Poplar St, Laurel 19956
302-875-2280 fax 302-875-4960

Pyle State Service Center
34314 Pyle Center Rd, Frankford 19945
302-732-1720 fax 302-732-1721

Other Important Numbers:

Delaware Helpline
2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372

For more information about Delaware Healthy Children Program, please visit our website at: 

http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/dhcp.html



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