From newborns to new grads, your kids are our kids

Learn about coverage for your children, whether they’re still at home, in school or all grown up.

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We've got your kids covered

From our top-notch family medicine to lifesaving neonatal intensive care, we've got your kids covered. And our after-hours pediatric care helps them get the care they need, when they need it. Know your child is receiving the very best care at every age and stage.

 

 

Resources for keeping your children healthy and happy

Browse our featured tips on raising healthy, well-adjusted children.

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Child immunization

Immunization protects your baby from 14 serious childhood diseases he or she could get before the age of 2.

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Treating ear infections in kids

Antibiotics aren’t necessary in all cases — especially if your child has a viral infection.

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Prevention matters for children

Right from the start, prevention goes a long way in helping your child grow up healthy, happy and strong. During the years your child is developing and changing the most, be sure they receive timely exams, vaccines and screenings at every stage.

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Find a family doctor or pediatrician

Browse our directory to find the right family doctor or pediatrician for your kids.

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Talk to a nurse

Get peace of mind and answers to your child’s health concerns. You can talk to a nurse anytime. During normal business hours, call your pediatrician's office to talk to a nurse. After hours, you have access to specially-trained nurses via Sharp Nurse Connection®

Call 1.800.767.4277 from 5 p.m. – 8 a.m., Monday to Friday, and 24 hours on weekends.

Urgent care

It's best to contact your PCP first to determine if a visit to urgent care is necessary. Urgent conditions are not emergencies, but may need prompt medical attention. Urgent care centers do not require an appointment and can handle a variety of conditions. Be sure to check whether you'll need prior authorization before you visit. Find one near you.

 

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Coverage for adult children

Your child can be enrolled in Sharp Health Plan as a dependent on your plan until the last day of the month of their 26th birthday, regardless of whether or not they’re married, in school full or part time, or have already moved out. If your child has "total disability" status, he or she can remain enrolled in Sharp Health Plan after their 26th birthday, too.

Your adult children can be covered, if all of the following is true:

  • Up to age 26 (regardless of marital or student status)
  • If they’re living with “Total Disability” status, they can remain enrolled after their 26th birthday
  • If they’re living in the San Diego/Riverside area (certain exceptions may apply)

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Your adult children can be covered, if all of the following is true:

  • Up to age 26 (regardless of marital or student status)
  • If they’re living with “Total Disability” status, they can remain enrolled after their 26th birthday
  • If they’re living in the San Diego/Riverside area (certain exceptions may apply)
 

Out-of-state students

As long as your child retains a permanent residence in San Diego or Southern Riverside County, they can be covered by your plan until they’re 26 years old. If you are enrolled in an HMO plan, your child will be covered for emergency and urgent care services while they are away at school.

Students get routine and preventive care services from doctors affiliated with their Plan Medical Group while they are back at home. If you are enrolled in a POS plan, your child may obtain care from any licensed provider, but the costs will be higher when using out-of-network benefits.

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Rady Children’s Hospital

Consistently ranked in the top ten for pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, Rady Children’s Hospital is the only non-profit hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric health care and the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.

At Rady Children’s Hospital, your child will have access to quality care services like the:

  • Heart Institute
  • Autism Discovery Institute
  • 360 Sports Medicine
  • Acute Care Pavilion

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At Rady Children’s Hospital, your child will have access to quality care services like the:

  • Heart Institute
  • Autism Discovery Institute
  • 360 Sports Medicine
  • Acute Care Pavilion

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Log in to your account to see plan coverage details

You have access to the best care your kids need to stay strong and healthy. Coverage varies depending on the health insurance plan you signed up for. Log in to your SharpConnect account to get details on your child’s health coverage.


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