The Children's Health Insurance Program is administered by the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Children without health insurance may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children’s Medicaid. Both programs cover office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, and much more.
Families with children who get Children’s Medicaid pay nothing and children with CHIP pay no more than $50 a year for health care coverage. Some families with CHIP also may need to pay co-pays for some services.
For more information, visit: http://www.chipmedicaid.org
Benefits & Requirements
CHIP and Children’s Medicaid both offer many benefits:
Eligibility RequirementsTo qualify,
a child must be:
What if I am not a U.S. citizen?
We do not ask about the citizenship or immigration status of the parent. Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident in Texas to be considered for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid coverage.
Who can apply?
If your child is eligible for CHIP, your enrollment fees and co-pays will be based on your family’s income. Enrollment fees are $50 or less per family, per year. Most
co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions range from $5 to $25.
How do I apply?
Apply by Phone
Apply by Mail or Fax
CMS Covers 100 Million People...
through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Medicaid is administered by
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Coverage isn't our only goal.
To achieve a high quality health care system, we also aim for better care at lower costs and improved health.
But we can't and we don't do it alone. We need your help to find the way forward to a better health care system for all Americans.
Learn more about how we can help each other so all Americans have access to coverage, better care, and improved health.
Learn more about costs. > http://www.chipmedicaid.org/en/costs