Every child should be able to see a doctor when they get sick. In southeastern Pennsylvania, more than 46,000 children do not have health insurance. They have too few places to turn to when they get hurt or fall ill. PCCY is closing this gap by providing resources to parents to help them get publicly funded health insurance for their children. PCCY’s health insurance resources include directions on how to apply for Medical Assistance and CHIP, a child health helpline to assist families over the phone, and reports on the state of child health in the region.
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Fulfilling Pennsylvania’s Promise to Cover All Kids: These county facts sheets detail the number of children in each county who are uninsured because they are undocumented.
Check out the full report by clicking here.
- Dream Care Fact Sheet - Bucks County
- Dream Care Fact Sheet - Chester County
- Dream Care Fact Sheet - Delaware County
- Dream Care Fact Sheet - Montgomery County
- Dream Care Fact Sheet - Philadelphia County
The Dream Care Coalition is working to make health insurance coverage available for every child in Pennsylvania, including children who do not have legal immigration status.
You can find a list of the 100 member coalition member below. To learn more about PCCY’s efforts to expand coverage to all kids, visit our Dream Care – Cover ALL Kids Campaign page by clicking here.
If you would like to join PCCY and our partners in making health insurance for all children a reality, contact Colleen McCauley, PCCY Health Policy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and 215-563-5848 x33.
PCCY convenes the Southeast PA Children’s Health Insurance Coalition to raise awareness about children’s public health insurance policy and procedural changes, identify new barriers to enrollment or access to health care services and advocacy strategies to address them.
Coalition members include a cross-section of southeastern PA organizations and individuals that directly enroll children in public health insurance and/or that engage in advocacy and policy work related to children’s public health insurance. All are welcome.
In addition to notices of when the Coalition is meeting, we occasionally send out messages with breaking news and resources that might be important to Coalition members. To join the email list, contact Deborah Zubow at email@example.com or 215-563-5848 x17.
PCCY’s health insurance resources include directions on how to apply for Medical Assistance and CHIP, a child health helpline to assist families over the phone, and reports on the state of child health in the region. You can use this eligibility chart as a guide to see if you child(ren) are eligible for CHIP or Medical Assistance based on your family size and income. To apply for insurance for your child(ren) call 215-563-5858 x17 or email anjanettep at pccy.org
Child Health Watch Helpline assists families in finding health insurance for their children. We help with applications for public health insurance, either Medical Assistance (MA) or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and to resolve enrollment problems. This service is free and is available in any language.
Helpline staff also helps families find health care services such as primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health care that they can access with or without insurance.
Call PCCY’s Child Health Watch Helpline at 215-563-5848 – for English dial extension 17 – for Spanish dial extension 27.
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PCCY offers free, comprehensive training sessions on children’s health insurance to groups all across southeastern Pennsylvania. The trainings typically last 90 minutes and cover two sessions:
- Session 1: An overview of children’s public health insurance programs and changes since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as an overview of PCCY services.
- Session 2: A detailed session with step-by-step instruction in how to enroll children in health insurance.
The sessions can also be tailored to address specific concerns or to problem-solve particular challenges a group or agency faces.
To schedule a training session, please contact Deborah Zubow at 215-563-5848 x17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.