Bookmark and Share

What's New at TCCH

Changes to the  Florida's Healthy Kids program 

New Florida Law Making Immigrant Children Eligible for KidCare Health Insurance Goes Into Effect July 1st

The Florida Legislature has passed a new law that will help many immigrant children who lawfully reside (PDF) in Florida obtain health insurance coverage. Prior to this change, non-citizen children living in Florida had to be lawfully in the United States at least five years before they qualified for health insurance through the Florida KidCare program. After the law goes into effect on July 1, 2016, there will no longer be a waiting period for these children.

Most children who were previously denied subsidized Florida KidCare coverage because of the five-year waiting period will need to reapply beginning July 1, 2016 by calling 1-888-540-5437 to update their information. Children whose applications are submitted on or after June 1, 2016 will be automatically reevaluated based on the new law — and Florida KidCare will reach out to families with children who are likely to be eligible.

Children enrolled in the full-pay program who were subject to the five-year waiting period will be automatically transferred into Florida Healthy Kids, MediKids, or Children’s Medical Services (CMS) depending upon which program they are eligible for, based on their age, on July 1, 2016.

Click Here for a ZIKA Virus Alert 

TCCH strives to improve your quality of life through the provision of exceptional primary care, support services, education and positive lifestyle changes. Radio communication is one of the means we have chosen to assist you with both health and community awareness and positive lifestyle opportunities. 

TCCH currently brings information to you in two different formats on WAXE Radio (107.9 FM, 1370 AM)

Colette Heid, our Director of Communications, hosts the "Health Connections" every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.

On Wedsdays and Saturdays at 4:30 pm, listen to Vicki Soule', CEO, engage local experts in  

"Community Conversations", that make our community a better place to live and work.


We welcome your "likes" and comments about our topics on our TCCH Facebook.

If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to your closest emergency room for

Affordable Healthcare For Indian River County
Offices in Fellsmere & Vero Beach

Treasure Coast Community Health Center is a FTCA Deemed Facility. This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Copyright © 2011-2017. All Rights Reserved.