Texas CHIP Plan
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.
Service Area Map
- Fun Member events at Moody Gardens, the Houston Zoo, the Children’s Museum, and Rockets games in Harris Service Area
- Fun Member events at Moody Gardens, the Children’s Museum, Sports Connection, South Texas Fair, and holiday events with Santa in Jefferson Service Area
- Memberships to Boys & Girls Club or Neighborhood Centers, Inc. in your area
- Kids Club contests
- Web Site Baby Showers
- 24-Hour Nurse Help Line
- Transportation assistance
- Care Management Program for asthma, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancies
- School sports physicals
- Discount up to $40 for sports recreation programs
- Help with CHIP renewal