Health Care Coverage

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides information and publications on public and private health coverage options. This information can be useful when consumers are looking for health care coverage in Wisconsin. This page provides an overview of health coverage options.

The Birth to 3 Program is Wisconsin’s early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Eligibility is based on a diagnosed disability or significant delay in one or more areas of development.
The Department of Health Services and the Department of Children and Families have partnered to implement Care4Kids, an innovative program designed to offer comprehensive and coordinated health services for children and youth in foster care. The program launched January 1, 2014, in the six Southeastern Wisconsin counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha.
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs address diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis as well as programs focused on prevention and healthy living.
Family Care is a Medicaid managed long-term care program for frail elders and adults with disabilities. The program provides a wide range of health and long-term care services.
Family Care Partnership is a Medicare and Medicaid program for frail elders, adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, and adults with physical disabilities. The program covers all of the long-term care services in Family Care, plus primary and acute care, and prescription drugs.
Learn about the health and nutrition public assistance programs that are available in Wisconsin, including BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid and FoodShare.
The IRIS program is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver for self-directed long-term supports. The program is an option for adults with long-term care needs.
Wisconsin's ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for the elderly, blind or disabled provide health care for those who are: Age 65 or older, blind or disabled, With family income at or below the monthly program limit, and Who are United States citizens or legal immigrants.
Non-emergency medical transportation is a public transportation and shared ride service. Rides can include public transportation (such as a city bus), rides in specialized medical vehicles, or rides in other types of vehicles depending on your medical and transportation needs.
Information on this page has been organized into two categories. Please choose one of the following tabs. General Information The VFC Program: Provides public purchased vaccine, for eligible children, at no charge to VFC enrolled public and private providers. Automatically covers vaccines
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, certain other health screenings, and multiple sclerosis testing for women with high risk signs of multiple sclerosis.
Last Revised: March 3, 2016