KidCare Health Insurance
Florida KidCare Health Insurance
Florida KidCare is our state's free or low cost health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage for children under 19 years old. Getting health coverage for your children before they become sick is very important. Children need regular check-ups so they can grow strong and healthy. Healthy children do their best at school and play.
Florida KidCare services include:
- Doctor visits
- Check-ups and shots
- Hospital, surgery and emergency services
- Vision, hearing screening
Eligibility for Florida KidCare is based on income and family size. Your child may be eligible for health insurance, even if both parents are working.
Florida KidCare includes four different programs. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program you may qualify for based on the child's age and family income.
If your child is uninsured we can help you.
Please call Theresa Watson, RN, MSN, Health Services (386) 734-7190 ext. 20516 with any questions concerning Florida KidCare or the application process.
Important Information for Parents - From the Clinic
A medical reminder to parents: If your student has a potentially life threatening condition (such as asthma, seizures, significant allergies), an Emergency Care Plan must be on file with your school each school year.
Also, students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind on campus without proper authorization. Below are the links necessary to have the proper paperwork on file with School Health Services.
Emergency Care Plan (Espanol)- For students who have a potentially life threatening health condition. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian.
Authorization for student administered epinephrine auto-injector – Authorizes student to carry auto-injector on person. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian. (For student to keep on person)
Authorization for Student to Self-Administer Medication. Authorizes student to carry prescription (non-narcotic) and over-the-counter medication. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian.
Authorization for medication administration by school personnel. Authorizes Volusia County School Board personnel to administer prescription and over-the-counter medication to student. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian.
Diabetes Medical Management Plan
Volusia County Schools' Student Health Services
If you have any further questions, please 386-822-6909 ext. 23698