Remember that February 15th is Exclusion Day! Immunization Information is available to help you understand which immunizations are required for what grade level in the State of Oregon. If a student is not up to date on their immunizations, they may not attend school on or after February 15th until you bring proof of immunizations to the school office.
Oregon Healthy Kids is based on a family’s income and there are three health coverage options: no-cost, low-cost and affordable.
Three key things determine if your child qualifies for no-cost or low-cost coverage:
- Child must be under the age of 19 (19th birthday).
- Child must live in Oregon and be a legal resident.
- Your child must have been without health insurance for two months (though there are exceptions to this rule for special circumstances, like a parent’s job loss or a child’s serious medical need).
For free or low-cost coverage, household income can’t be more than 300 percent of the federal poverty level, which is about $66,000 for a family of four. Income level depends on family size, so for smaller families, income is less. For larger families, income is more.
Healthy Kids covers all the health care kids need, including:
- Medical, dental and vision care
- Regular checkups and preventive care
- Prescription medicines and medical equipment
- Mental health and chemical dependency services
There are many places to get an application and more information about Healthy Kids:
- Healthy Kids 1-877-314-5678
- Local Oregon Department of Human Services offices
- Health advocates at school conferences and the Mosaic Medical office in Prineville 541-447- 0707