Insurance/Health Care Coverage for Children

NC Medicaid and Health Choice (the Children’s Health Insurance Program) are publicly funded children’s health insurance programs open to North Carolina residents who meet income, age and immigration guidelines. Your child may qualify for healthcare coverage through Medicaid or Health Choice, NC’s CHIP grant program — both offer free or low cost health insurance for children and teens. You can apply through your local Department of Social Services (DSS) or through

ePASS which is a quick and easy way for individuals and families to learn about and apply for available benefits and services. Online applications are available for Food and Nutrition Services as well as Medical Assistance (Medicaid and NC Health Choice). You can learn if you are potentially eligible for Medical Assistance by completing an electronic pre-assessment screening.