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
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?
- Routine Checkups & Well Visits
- Prescription Drugs
- Dental, Eye Care, Hearing Services
- Emergency Care
- Mental Health Benefits
- 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