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Delaware Healthy Children Program Benefits

Program Description

The Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP) is targeted to children under age 19 whose family income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Eligible children receive hospital services, physicians services, dental services, lab, x-ray, prescription drugs, and mental health and substance abuse services.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Delaware, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,340
2 $31,460
3 $39,580
4 $47,700
5 $55,820
6 $63,940
7 $72,060
8 $80,180
Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

You may apply online by going to:
https://assist.dhss.delaware.gov/

Parents or caregivers can call 1-800-372-2022 to request an application be mailed to them, or for any help filling out an application.

You may also download an application here:
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dss/files/chip_appl_engl.pdf

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dmma/index.html
Delaware residents can call the Department of Health and Social Services toll-free to ask about Medicaid:
1-800-372-2022
E-mail inquiries should be sent to: dhssinfo@state.de.us