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Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)

5600 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

(855) 242-8282

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37.673741, -77.564867

Contact Information

(855) 242-8282
(888) 221-1590

Who We Are

Cover Virginia provides information about Virginia's FAMIS programs.  FAMIS is Virginia's health insurance program for children. It makes health care affordable for children of eligible families. FAMIS covers all the medical care growing children need to avoid getting sick, plus the medical care that will help them if they do get sick or get hurt.   

Services covered by FAMIS include but are not limited to, doctor visits, hospital visits, vaccinations, mental health care, dental care, vision care, and more.Visit website for income guidelines.  Visit Am I Eligible and complete the Screening Tool and then visit How to Apply.

FAMIS and FAMIS Plus must be renewed at least every 12 months. It is very important that you report any change in your address to the agency that is managing the case. If we do not have a correct address, we will not be able to notify you when it is time to renew coverage and the child will be canceled from the program

Visit Virginia Health Care Foundation and their Project Connect program for one-on-one help to learn more about FAMIS programs and apply for them. Find a local outreach workers in your area on their website.

Cover Virginia also provides information about Virginia's Medicaid programs, as well as information about the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Who We Serve

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Age Requirements
Residency Requirements
Other Eligibility Criteria
Resident of Virginia and U.S. citizen; Children up to 19 years of age; family income restrictions;

Intake Process
For in person assistance with your FAMIS, visit your local Department of Social Services. To find an office in your locality, visit their website

The Virginia Health Care Foundation has Project Connect Outreach Workers located around the state who can also provide one-on-one help to families who want to learn more about the FAMIS programs and apply for them. Visit their website to find out if there are outreach workers in your area.
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