Here you will find links to resources about finding health insurance and health care and websites about health insurance and getting health care for kids and teens.
Health Insurance and Health Care
program descriptions, and
contact information in English
and Spanish about federal
and state government-assistance
programs. An online form
helps you identify benefits
for which you may be eligible,
including health care, health
insurance, and Medicaid.
USA: Program Locator.
Search by state to find a
health insurance assistance
program to help answer
questions and assist
with problems concerning
Medicaid, Medicare, private
health insurance, or
access to care for the
Voices (FV). Family
Voices in Your State and Family
to Family Health Information
Centers (F2F HICs) help
you find resources
and services to provide
and pay for health care
for your kids.
Resources and Services
(HRSA): Find a Health Center.
Search by address, city,
state, or zip code to find
a federally funded health
center that provides free
or low-cost care.
- Insure Kids
Now. Links to each
state's child and teen
health insurance program
website. Available in English
and Spanish. Telephone:
(877) 543-7669 (KIDS-NOW).
- Also see
the MCH Library's Community
Services Locator: An Online Directory for Finding
Community Services for Children and Families.
- Commonwealth Fund: Health Reform Resource Center. Information about the Affordable Care Act. View a timeline of the law's major
USA: Resources for Consumers.
Information about how to find,
use quality health coverage and
cope with medical debt. View state
guides to finding health coverage
and resources to
help you establish eligibility
for Medicaid and get Medicaid to
cover your health care needs.
Resources in English and
some in Spanish to help you
make informed decisions for your
kids and teens with special
needs; advocate for
and private systems
and services, such as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP);
and build partnerships with professionals.
- HealthCare.gov. Information about individual health insurance,
Medicaid, CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act for families
with children. Use an insurance finder to compare health
Kids Now. Information in
English and Spanish about Medicaid
and CHIP and how to apply
Learn more about health insurance and access to care for kids and teens and health reform, outreach and enrollment, and school-based and school-linked care.
Need more information? Use the collection of resources that
library staff have put together for you and your family.
Health Insurance and Access to Care for Kids and Teens: Family Resource Brief.
(August 2010). (Updated: January 2013).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Library.
Reviewer: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.