Virginia's first Teen Health Week kicks off Monday November 7th.
The commonwealth wants to get the word out to teenagers with no health insurance -- that they may have the chance to get F.A.M.I.S.
FAMIS is a program that covers all of a teenager’s medical need.
Organizers say this health program not only covers medical and dental but also hospital visits, medication, vaccinations and emergency care.
Rhonda Seltz is the Outreach Coordinator for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security. Seltz says uninsured teens aren't just those who live in poverty but also working families. "Some parents are going without medication so they can make sure their child is covered and that’s just unacceptable when there’s help for those teenagers," explained Seltz.
Seltz tells News 7 that many families think they won't qualify because they have jobs but that’s not the case.
For more information on eligibility go to www.famis.org.