THE KENTUCKY CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (KCHIP)
The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free or low-cost health insurance for children younger than 19 years old without health insurance. Children in families with income less than 213% of the federal poverty level are eligible. Refer to the poverty guidelines page for more information.
How do I apply?
In person: Visit local Department for Community Based Services Office (DCBS). An application can also be picked up from any local health department, doctor's office, hospital, pharmacy, or school. Refer to the resources page for contact information.
By mail: Mail in an application to the state or local Department for Community Based Services Office (DCBS).
Refer to the resources page for contact information.
By phone: Call 1 (855) 459- 6328
Online: Visit the Benefind website at
Following information is needed:
Proof of income (pay stubs or letter from employer stating your wages, your employer's name, address, phone number and original signature).
Proof of expenses for child care (ex. receipts, statements, etc.)
Health insurance information for parent/grandparent (copies of health insurance cars that have the name of the insurance company, group number and policy number, effective date, name of policy holder, names of people who are covered)
Proof of citizenship (birth certificate, U.S. passport, or adoption papers)
Proof of identity (current state driver's license; school photo ID, ID issued by state, federal or local government with photo, school record, or medical record)
Social Security numbers (for each child)