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The Children's Health Initiative of Orange County (CHI OC) is a public and private partnership that began operating in 2006. Our healthcare leaders, partners, and donors work together on a mission to implement, support and coordinate county-wide programs for providing health care access to the uninsured and underserved children and families. CHI OC is a part of a statewide community of CHI's, and our focus is Outreach, Enrollment, Retention and Utilization.

CHI OC is the manager of One–e–App for Orange County, which is a web based system that streamlines the application process for families. One–e–App collects a family's information, screens for the potential eligibility of multiple programs, and in most cases, electronically submits the application to be processed by the appropriate program

Call Children's Health Initiative
of Orange County
at (714) 246-8737 to apply for:

Health and Social Service Programs on One–e–App

About Children's Health Initiative of Orange County

There are approximately 75,000 uninsured children and 450,000 uninsured adults in Orange County. The Children's Health Initiative of Orange County's (CHI OC) goal is to connect children and families to accessible, affordable healthcare. We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the families in our community.

Fact: Children without insurance are 9 times more likely to be hospitalized for a preventable condition
Fact: Uninsured children can cost the county up to $25 million each year
Fact: Uninsured children have a one and a half times higher death rate than insured children
Fact: Uninsured children can cost the school system up to $100 million annually due to absenteeism
Fact: 4 in 10 low income parents are uninsured
Fact: Low-income families with uninsured parents are 3 times as likely to have uninsured children than families where parents have either private insurance or Medicaid
Fact: Lack of coverage compromises the health of low-income uninsured parents and the financial stability of their family

Our Vision

All children in Orange County need access to basic health coverage and comprehensive healthcare services because "A child's good health is the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success."

Our Goals

  • To implement an efficient county–wide plan to find and assist all children and families without healthcare as well as other social service programs.
  • To educate families in the use of healthcare programs and the value of preventive care
  • To ensure that each child has a health home with a primary physician and dentist
  • To help families utilize and retain access to healthcare services