About CHIP

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is health-care coverage for people who do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private health insurance.

CHIP covers children from birth to age 18 for these services:

  • Medical
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Behavioral health

CHIP Perinatal covers pregnant women and new moms.

Enrollment Fee

  • The fee is based on the family’s income. Some families will have to pay $35 or $50 a year to enroll, but lower-income families will pay nothing.

Co-pays

  • Co-pays are based on the family’s income.
  • Lower-income families will have co-pays that range from $0 to $5.
  • Higher-income families will have co-pays that range from $10 to $35.

There are no enrollment fees or copayments for CHIP Perinate members.

CHIP benefits must be renewed every 12 months. Renew your benefits.

Visit YourTexasBenefits.com for more information about CHIP.