Protecting Children

Working together, we will make sure your children get the high quality health insurance they need.



FAMIS is Virginia’s program that helps families provide health insurance to their children. Health insurance is important to make sure that kids are able to get all the help they need to grow up healthy. FAMIS stands for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security.


Virginia offers three health insurance programs: FAMIS – the Children’s Health Insurance Program; FAMIS MOMS – for pregnant women; and Smiles For Children – a dental program.

Get Information

It’s easy to get more information about FAMIS. Start by exploring their website. Or call them at:

TDD users ONLY call: 1-888-221-1590
8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Friday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday

Translation services are also available.