Children's Health Insurance Program is here to help

Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health care 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.

It's easy to sign up 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:

  • The family's income is within certain levels.
  • 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.