FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance program for children. It makes health care affordable for children of eligible families. There are no enrollment costs or monthly premiums for FAMIS.
This program was created to meet the health care needs of Virginia’s uninsured children between the ages of 0 and 19 years, in working families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private health insurance.
FAMIS covers all medical care needed to include:
- Doctor visits
- Well-baby checkups
- Hospital visits
- Tests and X rays
- Dental care
- Emergency care
- Vision care
- Mental health care
To qualify for FAMIS an individual must:
- Live in Virginia and be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien
- Be under age 19
- Currently NOT have health insurance nor had any in the past 4 months (exceptions)
- Not be eligible for any Virginia state employee health insurance plan
- Not be eligible for FAMIS Plus (also known as Children’s Medicaid)
- Live in a family meeting FAMIS income guidelines
How do you apply?
To find out if your children may qualify for FAMIS, answer the questions on the Eligibility Screening Tool at Am I eligible?
If you think your children qualify, go to Apply.
For more eligibility assistance, use the screening tool at Am I eligible?
Eligibility for health coverage is based on income plus other factors. This tool screens for income only. You may qualify for coverage based on other things like age or disability. To get a full review, you need to apply.