• What is CHIP?

    CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program, Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance


    What does CHIP cover?

    CHIP covers routine checkups, prescriptions, immunizations, hospitalization, dental, eye care, hearing devices and possibly other services.


    What is the cost of CHIP coverage?

    ​For most families, CHIP is free. Families with incomes above the free CHIP limits will pay low monthly premiums and co-pays for some services. View comprehensive income information.


    How long is my child covered once I enroll in CHIP?

    ​Once enrolled, children are guaranteed 12 months of CHIP coverage unless they no longer meet the basic eligibility requirements. Families must renew their coverage every year in order for the coverage to continue. CHIP insurance companies send renewal notices 90 days before their benefits are going to end, and families must fill out and send the renewal information back to their CHIP insurance company in order for benefits to continue.   


    For additional information please go to the CHIP website