Insurance for Children


There are two health coverage programs for children in Virginia who qualify. Both programs have full benefits. There are no enrollment costs or monthly premiums. Medicaid for Children and the FAMIS program are for children up to age 19 whose household income is within the limits. Children under age 21 who are in foster care or subsidized adoptions may qualify. Newborns of mothers who are enrolled in Medicaid or FAMIS MOMS qualify for coverage for the first year.

For information on the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit, visit the DMAS EPSDT page.


FAMIS, or Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan, is Virginia's health insurance program for children.

Medicaid for children

Learn more about what services are covered by Medicaid for children.

Back to school 2022

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is sponsoring the annual Back to School campaign.