Your child can have no-cost or low-cost health coverage.
Multnomah ESD can help!
Healthy children learn better; and a better education makes for a brighter future. MESD's Child Health Insurance Access Program (CHIAP) offers enrollment and follow-up to families with children who need health coverage.
Any school nurse or community partner can refer an uninsured student to the Outreach Office at MESD by fax (503-257-1779) or by using the online form.
Outreach Eligibility Specialists will contact families to discuss options for one of the several no-cost or low-cost health coverage programs available to children in Multnomah County.
Specialists will guide families through the entire application process. Families are also informed about how to access health care through their insurance program.
HEALTH INSURANCE UPDATE - September, 2013
What services remain the same?
Kaiser Child Health Program - We enroll undocumented children
Healthy Kids - We enroll uninsured children
Please REFER to us, as usual, to assist families who need health insurance coverage.
The MESD Outreach and Eligibility Specialists are ready to assist families with the Healthy Kids and the
Kaiser Child Health Program applications. BOTH programs remain unchanged and available to enroll
children. Please REFER, REFER, REFER.
Cover Oregon is a new online marketplace, where uninsured Americans will be able to shop for health insurance plans and access financial assistance to help pay for coverage.
October 1st, 2013 is the target date that uninsured family members can compare different health plan benefits and costs with a January 1st, 2014, as effective date of coverage.The MESD Outreach and Eligibility specialists ALSO will be available to assist families completing online Cover Oregon applications.
CALL US NOW
For more information about how to obtain health coverage for your child, call:
MESD's Outreach Specialists at 503-257-1732
Partners supporting this program include: Multnomah Education Service District, Multnomah County Health Department, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest and the Oregon Health Authority's Office of Healthy Kids