MIChild Program General Information

What is MIChild?

MIChild is a health care program provided through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). 

How do I apply?

You can apply by:

  • Applying online at www.michigan.gov/mibridges.  This is the quickest way to receive results.
  • Calling the Michigan Health Care Helpline at 1-855-789-5610
  • Filling out a paper application
  • Visiting your local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office

Who’s eligible?

To qualify, you must:

  • Be under age 19
  • Have no other comprehensive health insurance
  • Have a Social Security Number (or have applied for one)
  • Currently live in Michigan
  • Meet the income requirements

What’s covered?

MIChild covers medically necessary services such as:

  • ambulance
  • chiropractic
  • dental
  • doctor visits
  • emergency services
  • family planning
  • hearing and speech services
  • home health care
  • hospice care
  • inpatient and outpatient hospital care
  • lab
  • medical supplies
  • medicine prescribed by a doctor
  • mental health services
  • non-emergency medical transportation
  • nursing home care
  • personal care services
  • physical and occupational therapy
  • podiatry (foot care)
  • pregnancy care (prenatal, delivery, and post-partum)
  • private duty nursing
  • immunizations (shots)
  • substance use disorder treatment services
  • surgery
  • vision
  • x-ray

 

How much does it cost?

Most MIChild families pay a premium of $10 per month or $120 per year, regardless of the number of children in the family with MIChild coverage.  There are no co-pays in MIChild. 

 

What happens if I don’t pay my premium?

If you do not pay your premium on time you will lose your coverage and have to reapply for MIChild.