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CoverKids provides free, comprehensive health coverage for qualifying children 18 and younger. It covers preventive health services, doctors visits, hospital visits, vaccinations, well-child visits, developmental screenings and mental health. Children also get vision and dental care.

CoverKids has low co-pays for medical services. Well-child visits and immunizations are free.


CoverKids applicants applying for child (non-pregnant) coverage must apply online by visiting or toll-free 1-800-318-2596.

Pregnant Women

Beginning January 1, 2016 four different CoverKids application options are available to pregnant women:

  • An application may be filed online at or by phone toll-free at 1-800-318-2596, or
  • In-person application assistance is available at local health departments throughout the state. To find a list of local health departments visit Local and Regional Health Departments, or
  • A paper application with a signed cover page may be faxed to CoverKids at 1-866-913-1046, or
  • A paper application with a signed cover page may be mailed to CoverKids at P.O. Box 305230 Nashville, TN 37230-5230.