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Medicaid: Programs for Children

Wisconsin Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps more than one million people throughout the state get:

  • High-quality health care.
  • Long-term care.
  • Other services that promote your health and well-being.

Explore below to find programs that meet your needs.

Apply for benefits

Medicaid for Children

Keeping kids covered

Did you know? More than 300,000+ kids under age 19 are members of BadgerCare Plus or another Wisconsin Medicaid program.

Most children can keep their benefits for at least 12 months once enrolled. Even if the family circumstances change, they stay covered. Read our 12-Months Continuous Coverage for Children fact sheet, P-03555, to learn how Wisconsin supports healthy kids.

Essential children's resources

Wisconsin Wayfinder supports families of children with delays, disabilities, special health care needs, and mental health conditions. Children’s resource guides are helpers who assist families, caregivers, professionals, and organizations in finding a wide array of supports and services available through the Children’s Resource Network. Their services are free and confidential. Connect with a children's resource guide. Call (877) WiscWay or use our contact form.

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Last revised January 4, 2024