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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. For example, children in a family of 4 with annual income under $40,000 can qualify.
2007 Income Limits
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
2* 2,282 27,380
3 2,862 34,340
4 3,442 41,300
5 4,022 48,260
6 4,602 55,220
7 5,182 62,180
8 5,762 69,140

*A 2 person family suggests 1 adult and 1 child

What does it cost?

Depending on your income, you pay $10, $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. There are no co-payments except if you visit a hospital emergency room for a non-emergency.

Delaware Healthy Children Program
Monthly Premium Based on Countable Family Income
% of FPL
Family Size If your monthly
income is
Premium is $10
If your monthly
income is
Premium is $15
If your monthly
income is
Premium is $25
2 1,142 - 1,518 1,519 - 1,894 1,895 - 2,282
3 1,432 - 1,904 1,905 - 2,376 2,377 - 2,862
4 1,722 - 2,289 2,290 - 2,857 2,858 - 3,442
5 2,012 - 2,675 2,676 - 3,338 3,339 - 4,022
6 2,302 - 3,061 3,062 - 3,820 3,821 - 4,602
7 2,592 - 3,446 3,447 - 4,301 4,302 - 5,182
8 2,882 - 3,832 3,883 - 4,783 4,784 - 5,762
9 3,172 - 4,218 4,219 - 5,264 5,265 - 6,342
10 3,462 - 4,603 4,604 - 5,745 5,746 - 6,922


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:

  • proof of income - a full month's pay stubs or latest tax-return if self-employed
  • proof of citizenship or lawful alien status
  • proof of identity along with your complete application

When does coverage start?

After your application is processed, you will receive a notice in the mail giving you information about your case.

After your children are approved for the program, you must choose a managed care plan and pay for your first month's premium.

DSS Office Locations

New Castle County

Claymont State Service Center
3301 Green Street, Claymont 19703
302-798-4093 FAX 302-798-4360

Northeast State Service Center
1624 Jessup St., Wilmington 19802
302-577-3101 FAX 302-577-3805

Porter State Service Center
509 W. 8th Street, Wilmington 19801
302-577-3504 FAX 302-577-2062

1714 West 4th Street
Wilmington 19805
302-577-3600 FAX 302-577-3648

Robscott Building
153 Chestnut Hill Road, Newark 19713
302-368-6725 FAX 302-368-6593

DeLaWarr State Service Center
500 Rogers Road, New Castle 19720
302-577-3814 FAX 302-577-2916

Churchman's Corporate Center
84 Christiana Rd., Suite B, New Castle 19720
302-395-6740

Hudson State Service Center
501 Ogletown Road, Newark 19711
302-453-2800 FAX 302-453-8253

Appoquinimink State Service Center
122 Silver Lake Road, Middletown 19709
302-378-5781 FAX 302-378-5784

Kent County

Williams State Service Center
805 River Road, Dover 19901
302-739-3351 FAX 302-739-6264

Carroll's Plaza
1114 S. Dupont Highway, Dover 19901
302-739-4437 FAX 302-739-2124

Milford Annex
13 S. Front Street, Milford 19963
302-422-1555 FAX 302-424-2792

Sussex County

Georgetown State Service Center
546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown 19947
302-856-5340 FAX 302-856-5234

Shipley State Service Center
350 Virginia Avenue, Seaford 19973
302-628-2011 FAX 302-628-2027

Bridgeville State Service Center
N. Cannon & Mill St., Bridgeville 19933
302-337-8261 FAX 302-337-3204

Laurel State Service Center
440 N. Poplar Street, Laurel 19956
302-875-2289 FAX 302-875-4960

Pyle State Service Center
RD. #2, Frankford 19945
302-732-9501 FAX 302-732-6490

Other Important Numbers:

Delaware Helpline
1-800-464-4357

For more information,
please visit our Web site at

www.state.de.us/dhss
Last Updated: Friday January 16 2009
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