North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children is a free or reduced price comprehensive health care program for children ages 6-18. The goal of the NCHC program is to reduce the number of uninsured children in the State to ensure that the population served will be healthy and ready to learn and work. If your family makes too much money for Medicaid but too little to afford health insurance premiums, your children may qualify for NCHC. You cannot receive NCHC if you are already active on another plan.
NCHC covers hospitalization, physician and clinic services, prescriptions, dental care, vision care, hearing services, laboratory and radiology services, etc.
Income Limits / Eligibility
The income limits are determined by the family size and the age of the children for whom you are applying. There is no resource limit. If your monthly income is above 159% of the federal poverty level there is an enrollment fee. If your family income is at or below the 159% poverty level, there is no enrollment fee.