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Virginia Medicaid: Do Your Children Qualify?

Virginia Medicaid provides quality low-cost and no-cost health coverage for children. Eligibility is typically based on income and family size.


Do Your Children Have Health Insurance?

The 2022-23 school year is almost here, and that means your children are going to be out exploring the world. Protect your children with quality health coverage as they get back out there. Virginia Medicaid offers affordable health care for children through the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security plan, also known as FAMIS, at low to no cost. 


Protect Yourself and Your Baby: Find Out if you Qualify for Virginia Medicaid

Expecting mothers in Virginia have access to quality, no-cost health insurance. Eligibility is typically based on income and family size. Discover what health benefits you may qualify for by using CoverVA’s quick and easy Eligibility Screening Tool or by finding additional eligibility information on Virginia’s FAMIS MOMS page.


Medicaid Offers New Behavioral Health Services for Youth

Keeping our youth healthy – both physically and mentally – is a top priority for us. That is why we recently expanded our coverage to add new behavioral health (or mental health) services for youth ages 11-18. These new services offer community-based programs and family support while keeping youth at home and in school.


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children Ages 5 - 11

The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11. You can now make sure your children are protected at school, during sports activities, and when they are spending time with friends. 


High-Quality Care is Important to a Child's Success

High-quality child care programs are linked to greater achievement and success in a child’s life. They are also necessary for many Virginia families in which parents or guardians work during the day. ChildCareVA has a search tool and resources to help you find the child care that is right for your family.


Make Sure Your Children Have Health Coverage This School Year

Going back to school looks a little different this year. As your children head back to school, Virginia Medicaid wants to help keep them protected by making sure they have quality health coverage. 


Plan for a Better Future

We can help you plan for the future. Medicaid coverage also includes family planning services. These services include education and support to help you decide if or when you want to have a baby. Lab testing, counseling, contraceptives, and more are covered.


Protect the Well-Being of Your Child

If you meet the FAMIS income limits and are either a pregnant woman or have a child, we may have coverage for you. Apply for our FAMIS or FAMIS Moms programs to help protect your child’s future. FAMIS is for children, and FAMIS Moms is for pregnant women.