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Let’s Get ‘Every Child Covered’
6/12/2017 • Posted by Fidelis Care • Last Edited by Christine Geraci on 6/15/2017 at 10:33 AM

As many parents prepare for high school graduation, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the journey to this milestone. From a child’s first steps, to the walk across the graduation stage, parents do their best to help their children get a healthy start in life.

 

Ongoing routine and preventive health care is key when it comes to building a foundation for good health that can last a lifetime. This includes regular checkups, dental and eye care, immunizations, and a doctor who knows your child's health history.

 

We’ve come a long way toward the goal of ensuring that kind of quality health care for every child. But today, there are still more than 100,000 children across New York State who do not have health insurance, which means those children do not consistently get the care they need to grow up happy, healthy, and strong.

It’s a troubling statistic that we can change.

 

That’s why Fidelis Care is joining with New Yorkers everywhere to tell parents that learning about quality, affordable health insurance is just a call, click, or visit away.

 

Through the New York State-sponsored Child Health Plus (CHP) program, Fidelis Care provides quality, affordable health insurance coverage for children under the age of 19.

 

From the newborn in your arms, to your high school graduate, Child Health Plus can help to foster healthier futures for children. Almost every child in New York State is eligible for Child Health Plus, regardless of family income or immigration status. The cost of your monthly premium could be free or as low as $9, depending on your income.

 

Covered Benefits include:

 

  • Checkups and well child visits

  • Immunizations

  • X-rays and lab tests

  • Hospital and emergency care

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Vision and dental care

  • Speech and hearing therapy

  • And much more!

Fidelis Care is working to help every child get the coverage they need. Our representatives will attend hundreds of events throughout the summer to answer questions, share information, and make it as easy as possible for parents to get quality health insurance for their children.

For a complete listing of Every Child Covered events, visit www.fideliscare.org/everychildcovered, or call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) to learn more about Child Health Plus.