Medical Insurance and Care
If your child is going to be with you for any length of time, access to medical care and medical insurance will be essential. There will come the day when your child gets ill, requires immunizations or needs routine medical care. It is important to plan ahead.
Not all medical providers accept all kinds of insurance, be it Medicaid or private insurance, so always inquire if your medical insurance is accepted when making an appointment. If your child has a serious medical emergency any hospital with an emergency room will see your child. However, they will bill you for services through insurance or private-pay billing.
Here you will find information about insurance, medical clinics and options you need to research in advance of a medical emergency. Ask each facility what kinds of services they currently offer, if they take your insurance and what co-pay is required. If you are uninsured, always ask what assistance may be available to you and your child. The Nevada 2-1-1 help line can also provide up-to-date information on low-cost medical and dental care for your child, as well as you and your family.
Follow the links below to the information you need:
- Private Insurance
- Clark County Social Services
- Nevada Health Centers
- Dental Care
- Teen Clinic
- Specialized Medical Help
- For information on Medicaid or other subsidized medical insurance programs, go to the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services website and click on Medical Programs at the top of the page.
- The Nevada Health Centers operates 14 health clinics in Nevada.
- University Medical Center is Southern Nevada's public hospital. For help finding resources there, try the UMC Family Resource Center.
- The UNLV School of Dental Medicine offers dental services at reduced rates, as does the Paradise Park Children's Dental Clinic. Nevada Health Centers also has two dental clinics.
- The Huntridge Teen Clinic provides both medical and dental care for teens.
- The Southern Nevada Health District offers an Immunization Clinic, as well as well-baby exams and sports, camp, ROTC and Scout physicals.
- The Zelzah Shrine Center offers help for children with serious illnesses, and Touro University has a program for children with autism or other developmental disabilities.