The MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for Kids provides medical care for children under 19 years of age whose family income falls within certain guidelines.

If you’ve already enrolled, go to MO ​HealthNet for assistance using your benefits or finding a doctor.

How do I get help?

After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Family Support Division. If you are eligible for services, you will be issued a “MO HealthNet Identification Card,” and explanation of the medical services available to you. For information regarding medical coverage included with MO HealthNet for Kids, see Medical Services-MO HealthNet.

There is no cash grant with this program.

Already applied for MO HealthNet? Check the status of your application.

Who is eligible?

A child:

  • who is under 19 years of age;
  • who applies for a social security number;
  • who lives in Missouri;
  • who is a United States citizen or an eligible qualified non-citizen (NOTE: receipt of MO HealthNet benefits does NOT subject qualified non-citizens to public charge consideration);
  • the parent must cooperate with Child Support Enforcement (CSE) in the pursuit of medical support; and
  • whose countable family income meets the income guidelines below

MO HealthNet for Kids Non-SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Plan)

Children (regardless of insurance status) are eligible if monthly family Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) does not exceed the following:

  • 196% FPL for children under age 1
  • 148% FPL for ages 1-18

MO HealthNet for Kids (SCHIP)

Children with monthly family MAGI above the limits referenced above may be eligible under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program if the following criteria are met:

  • Uninsured children whose family MAGI is over the above limits but under 150% FPL, may be eligible for non-premium coverage.
  • Uninsured children whose family MAGI is over 150% FPL up to 300% FPL may be eligible for premium coverage;
  • Children in families with gross income over 150% FPL cannot have access to affordable health insurance  and the family must pay a monthly premium. Premium amounts change July of each year. The premium is based on family size and income to ensure that no family pays more than 5% of their income for coverage.  Refer to the Family Healthcare Program Descriptions below for further information. 
  • For more information about premiums, view the Premium Schedules or call the Participant Services Unit at 1-800-392-2161.

Families will choose coverage through a health plan. For more information on available health plans, please visit the Managed Care participant page.

Additional Program Information