All uninsured children living in Clatsop County are eligible to apply for Oregon’s Healthy Kids health coverage program .

An early initiative of the Oregon Health Authority, Healthy Kids provides no-cost, low-cost or full-cost comprehensive health coverage for kids and teens until their 19th birthday. A family’s income and the number of family members determine whether a child or teen qualifies for no-cost, low-cost or full-cost health coverage. For example, a family of four who earns up to $44,900 per year would be able to receive coverage for their children at no cost.

Healthy Kids coverage offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision care including prescriptions, medical equipment, regular check-ups, preventive care and mental health and chemical dependency services.

Oregon has already seen the rate of uninsured children cut in half since the Healthy Kids program launched in 2009. Clatsop County's goal is to insure 95 percent of children and teens.

For more information about Healthy Kids or to apply for Healthy Kids health coverage for your child contact 1-877-314-5678, or to complete a Healthy Kids application online visit: