CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind

Parents can sign their uninsured kids up for health coverage under CHIP right away!

Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health insurance to children. CHIP is not welfare – it covers children of working parents whose employers don't offer coverage and who can't afford private insurance. If you can't afford health insurance for your children, chances are they are eligible for CHIP.

What does CHIP cover?

  • Immunizations
  • Routine Check-ups
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental, Vision, Hearing Services
  • Emergency Care
  • Maternity Care
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Up to 90 Days Hospitalization in any Year
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
  • Partial Hospitalization for Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Home Health Care

Does my family qualify?

The following factors are considered for a child's eligibility for CHIP:

  • Must not be eligible for Medicaid or have any other health insurance.
  • Must be under age 19.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful alien.
  • Must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 30 days, except for a newborn.
  • The family's income is below the following levels:
Income guidelines:
Family Size Free CHIP Subsidized CHIP*
2 $31,020 $31,021 - $46,530
3 $39,060 $39,061 - $58,590
4 $47,100 $47,101 - $70,650
5 $55,140 $55,141 - $82,710
6 $63,180 $63,181 - $94,770
7 $71,220 $71,221 - $106,830
8 $79,260 $79,261 - $118,890

* Subsidized premiums are determined by family size and income. Premiums currently range from approximately $48 to $77, per month, per child.

It's easy to sign up for CHIP
If you think your children are eligible for CHIP, you can sign them up by calling 1-800-986-KIDS. Or contact my office for questions about your situation.