ARKids First

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 The Arkansas ARKids First Program is a program that provides health insurance coverage to low income children and pregnant woman.  ARKids can also help in paying premiums of employer-based or private health insurance plans. 

  • If a child or pregnant woman does not have insurance, KidCare provides payment of medical expenses at little or no cost. The price a family pays depends on your family income.
  • Depending on your income, your child may be eligible for either ARKids A or ARKids B. If your family’s income is at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, ARKids enrolls children in ARKids A. There are no deductibles, premiums, or copayments for ARKids A coverage. Children whose family’s income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level may enroll in ARKids B. There are no deductibles or premiums for ARKids B, but you may be asked to make a copayment of $10 when your child visits the doctor.
  • ARKids First provides comprehensive coverage to enrollees. This includes doctor and nurse care, immunization and preventative care, health clinic care, laboratory test and x-rays, prescription drugs, medical equipment and medical transportation, dental care, eye care, hospital care, prescriptions, mental health services, and preventative well-child visits, as well as other services.
  • For more information or to enroll your child, call ARKids toll free at (888) 474-8275 or visit

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