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    What Is CHIP?

    CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program - Pennsylvania's program to provide
    health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or
    enrolled in Medical Assistance. Nine out of 10 CHIP parents report satisfaction
    with their child’s health plan, and 96% received an appointment for check-ups
    and vaccinations as soon as they wanted. There are a lot of reasons kids might
    not have health insurance - maybe their parents lost a job, don't have health
    insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much. Whatever the reason, CHIP
    may be able to help. All families need to do is to apply.

    I thought CHIP was only for low-income families?

    Parents may think their kids can't get CHIP because they make too much money. Not true!
    CHIP covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19 who are not eligible for
    Medical Assistance.

    What's the cost for CHIP coverage?

    For most families, it's free. Families with incomes above the free CHIP limits will pay
    low monthly premiums and co-pays for some services.

    What does CHIP coverage provide?
    • Immunizations
    • Routine Checkups & Well Visits
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Dental, Eye Care, Hearing Services
    • Emergency Care
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Hospitalization
    • Durable Medical Equipment
    • Substance Abuse Treatment
    • Partial Hospitalization for Mental Health Services
    • Rehabilitation Therapies
    • Home Health Care

       More details on benefits are available at www.chipcoverspakids.org



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Last Modified on July 25, 2023