North Santa Rosa

Low-cost health insurance available to many West Florida children


PENSACOLA, Fla. March 28, 2013 — Many families in Northwest Florida are eligible for a program that offers private insurance to children for as little as $15-$20 per month.


Florida KidCare covers health emergencies and a wide variety of services, such as doctor visits, shots, lab tests, X-rays, dental care, prescriptions, emergencies, hospitalization, mental health examinations and sports physicals.


Many families are eligible for the program, but the parents do not know about it. Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and United Way are working together to promote awareness of the low-cost insurance.


The family’s size and income determine if the children are eligible. The statewide program is aimed at children 18 or younger. A family of four with an income of up to $46,100 a year is eligible.


Details: In Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, simply call 2-1-1.

Or you can e-mail:


For more details, contact Cheryl Pilling at or call (850) 416-6040.


Florida KidCare

Florida KidCare, created in 1998, provides health insurance for children from birth through age 18. More than 2 million children are enrolled in Florida KidCare. For more information, visit

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