Healthy Family Insurance Application Instructions

One can apply to the DC healthy family's insurance program by either submitting a physical appliation or filling an online form.

Physical Application

An application form can be obtained from any of the agencies that are involved in administering SCHIP such as the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the department of health. Once you have obtained an application form you should proceed to fill all the response fields provided and make copies of the relevant support document specified in the application. Once all this is done you should submit the application along with the necessary support documents via mail of by personally going to the various SCHIP agencies.

Contact Information:

Department of Health
825 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 2002
Phone: 202-442-5955

Online Application

For more convenience you can opt for the DC SCHIP online application. This is a simpler and more convenient way as you only need to go to the SCHIP website where you will find a link to the application portal.

Online application details are available by clicking here.

Application assistance can be obtained by calling department of Health Services during working hours. This is very helpful as you will get the chance to speak to a member of staff who has knowledge of the application process. This member of staff will give you advice on how to proceed with the application process.

Eligibility Requirements

For you to be eligible for the DC SCHIP program you must meet a set of specified requirements. These requirements are mainly related to nationality, residence age and income. The mainly eligibility requirements for SCHIP DC are highlighted below:

  • For one to be eligible for DC SCHIP he or she must be a resident of the District of Columbia. This requirement is important because SCHIP is a District of Columbia program, and it is targeted to benefit the residents of the District of Columbia.
  • One needs to a US national or a legal alien
  • The applicant must be below 19 years of age
  • The applicant must not be covered by any medical insurance. This includes MEDICAID./li>