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Program Information

What is Denali KidCare?
Denali KidCare is the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Alaska  to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need.
Denali KidCare provides excellent health insurance coverage for children and teens through age 18 who meet income guidelines.

Where can I find CHIP information related to the Alaska CHIP State Plan; the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA); CHIPRA Grants; Eligibility Standards; Benefits; Cost Sharing; Outreach and Enrollment; and Reports and Evaluation?
Visit the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) page at

What are the services and benefits?
Well care for your child or teen is important to prevent disease, find and treat problems early, and maintain good health. Denali KidCare children and teens receive the full range of prevention and treatment services such as:


  • Doctor's visits
  • Health check-ups & screenings
  • Vision exams & eyeglasses
  • Dental checkups, cleanings & fillings
  • Hearing tests & hearing aids
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Mental health therapy
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Chiropractic services
  • Foot doctor's services
  • Hospital care
  • Laboratory tests
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical transportation
  • Alaska Medicaid Recipient Handbook

Pregnant women in Alaska who meet income guidelines may receive health coverage through DenaliCare.

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Will there be any cost?

There is no cost for eligible children and teens under Denali KidCare or pregnant women in DenaliCare. However, youth who are 18 years-old may be required to share a limited amount of the cost for some services.

Who is eligible for Denali KidCare?
You will have to apply to know for sure. Generally, you may be eligible if:

  • you are a child or youth age 18 or younger; or
  • you live in Alaska; and
  • your family’s income meets the guidelines.

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How much money can my family make and still be eligible?

Denali KidCare income guidelines are based on family size.

What if my children or teen are  covered by Indian Health Service?
Children and teens covered by Indian Health Service may still be eligible for Denali KidCare. Apply to be sure.

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What if my children or teens already have health insurance?
This program is primarily for individuals without health insurance. However, if your family income is quite low, your children with health insurance may still be eligible for Denali KidCare. You must declare current health insurance on the application.

How will I be notified if my children are eligible?
Each child enrolled will receive a Denali KidCare Card in the mail with instructions.
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Where do I call to ask questions about my application?
Public Assistance Office Locations and phone numbers

Where do I call to ask questions about my coverage?
Recipient Helpline