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If you are a Polk County resident who has little or no-income and are without health coverage or insurance, or are waiting to qualify for Medicaid, then the Polk HealthCare Plan may be for you.

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The Polk HealthCare Plan was created as a last resort for residents with no other option for healthcare coverage. Having any healthcare coverage will automatically make you ineligible for the plan.

To qualify for membership in the Polk HealthCare Plan you must:

  • Be a full-time resident of Polk County
  • Have no health insurance coverage or medical coverage
  • Have no or low-household income
  • Provide a Social Security number
  • Provide a valid Florida-issued driver license or ID card
  • Provide two proofs of residency and proof of income

Federal Poverty Level Income guidelines for PHP effective October 1, 2023, based on 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
Persons In Family/HouseholdMaximum $ Income/MonthMaximum $ Income/Year
4$5,200 $62,400
5$6,097 $73,160
6$6,993 $83,920
7$7,890 $94,680
8$8,787 $105,440

2024 Federal Poverty Level as published in the Federal Register Notice, effective Jan. 12, 2024. For families/households with more than eight persons, add $5,380 annually for each additional person.