One Uninsured Child is One Too Many
Helping families navigate the complexities of today’s health care system is essential to a healthy community. Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County (CHI OC) is a non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the number of uninsured children in Orange County. CHI OC helps families by screening them for health care and social services programs, determining their eligibility and assisting them with the enrollment process. After families apply, CHI OC’s Certified Application Assistants (CAAs) follow-up with them, ensure that they are able to access their covered benefits and that their coverage is renewed every year. Our CAAs are available to help clients throughout Orange County. Please call 714-619-4050 for assistance or more information.
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to connect all children and families to affordable and quality health care and social services programs. We do this because “A child’s good health is the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success.”
According to a recent report from Georgetown University, there are an estimated 745,000 uninsured children in California, with approximately 60,000 of those children residing in Orange County. These children are 9 times more likely to be hospitalized for a preventable condition, and can cost the county up to $25 million each year. Low-income communities are especially vulnerable to high rates of the uninsured, which negatively impacts quality of life and financial stability. By connecting children and families with low-cost or no-cost options for health care, we hope to get them the services they need, and in turn create a healthier, more successful future.
CHI OC assists children and families enroll into the following programs:
| Children’s Health Programs
* Renewals and Add-on’s Only
| Adult Health Programs
|| Social Services Programs