We regret that the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation is unable to answer application or eligibility questions about the Child Health Insurance--Health Check (Medicaid)/NC Health Choice program. You will need to contact your local Department of Social Services (DSS) in the county where you live.
Health Check (Medicaid) and NC
Health Choice for Children programs provide free
or low cost health insurance to children and teens who
qualify. This section has information about qualifying,
benefits, and how to sign up.
Health Check (Medicaid) is
North Carolina's Medicaid program for children. NC
Health Choice is health insurance for children of
working families who don't qualify for Health
Check (Medicaid) but who may not be able to afford
private insurance. The programs are funded by a combination
of federal, state and county governments.
In this section you'll find information on:
- Eligibility - Who can apply
for Health Check and NC Health Choice (HC/NCHC)
- Benefits - What services are
- How to apply
- After applying
- Staying enrolled - Please
note: HC/NCHC is not continuous
coverage insurance. You must re-enroll each
year to keep your child's coverage.
- FAQs - Frequently asked questions
from parents and caregivers
- Other links - Organizations,
agencies, and health information
For an Application
Free application - you will be directed to the DMA website's full version application.
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Last updated: October 2014