Kancare (SCHIP)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Healthcare
December 19, 2018


Kancare (State Children Health Insurance Program) offers affordable, low-cost health insurance for the uninsured children of Kansas. Some low-income parents may also qualify for health coverage. Applicants are screened for Medicaid eligibility to determine the funding source. You may also be eligible for coverage of existing medical bills.


Kancare (SCHIP) is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Kansas, 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 residen


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 $28,631
2 $38,608
3 $48,586
4 $58,563
5 $68,540
6 $78,518
7 $88,519
8 $98,545

*For households with more than eight people, add $10,026 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.


Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.


Application Details

Download an application here:

You must also have an Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information on file for each person outside your immediate family who you want to be able to access your case information.

Mail all completed forms and copies of requested information to:
KanCare Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 3599
Topeka, KS 66601

Or you may fax them to:
Toll Free: 1-800-498-1255
Topeka Area Residents: 785-431-7194

You may also call to request an application be mailed to you, or you can call with questions about the program or the application:
Toll Free: 1-800-792-4884
Topeka Area Residents: 785-368-1515
TTY: 1-800-792-4292



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