What is CHIP?
CHIP is a health insurance plan for children under the age of 19. It is for families who:
Earn too much money to qualify for Texas Medicaid programs and cannot afford to buy private insurance
How does CHIP work?
Members choose an HMO and a Primary Care Provider to give them all of their primary care services. This includes coordinating referrals for all medically-necessary specialty services.
Families who make between 100% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) may be eligible to participate in CHIP. Annual enrollment fees are $50 or less per family. Most co-payments for doctor visits and prescription drugs are $16 or less.
What services does CHIP cover?
CHIP Members get medical care that includes:
- Hospital care
- Physical/speech/occupational therapies
- Prescription drugs
- Emergency services
- Regular health checkups and immunizations
CHIP Perinatal Plan
Are you pregnant? Do you need coverage for your unborn baby? Learn more about the CHIP Perinatal plan.
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