Health Access Kids New Bedford

New Bedford’s source for connecting families with health insurance they need

The New Bedford Health Department is concerned about the health of our community.

Health Access Kids is a program to help families enroll in health insurance for FREE or at LOW cost through MassHealth and the Health Connector.

What is MassHealth?

MassHealth is a program run by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provides health care benefits for people living in Massachusetts who have medium, low, or no income. Click here for more information about MassHealth insurance.

How can MassHealth help me?

If your family is new to the state, or if you have no doctor, MassHealth can help you get a primary doctor for your family.   MassHealth covers many services to keep you healthy, including doctors visit, medications, lab tests, mental health services, treatment services for substance use disorder, hospitals stays, dentists, eyeglasses, and services to quit smoking.

Can my family be covered if we don’t have legal documents to reside in U.S.?

Everyone is eligible for health insurance, regardless of your citizenship status or whether you are working. You will be surprised how many children (up to age 19 yrs.) and families are eligible for health insurance.

What are the income limits?  

 Your family income and family size health determine who is eligible for health insurance. Information to help determine your eligibility can be found here.

How do I apply for MassHealth insurance?  

 You must fill out a form called the Massachusetts Application for Health and Dental Coverage and Help Paying Cost (ACA -3) to apply for health insurance.   The form can be found here.

There are several ways to complete an application, but the fastest an easiest way is to give us a call. We will guide you throughout the process.


  • Call Health Access Kids at 508-991-6199


  • Visit our office to schedule an appointment at:

      1213 Purchase St, New Bedford, Ma 02740



  • Ask your child’s school nurse about the Health Access Kids parent survey

We have Certified Application Counselors waiting to assist you with your application!
Spanish and Portuguese speaking Counselors are also available.