Monday, November 22, 2010

Insurance Resources Series: CHIP

4. Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

What is it?
  • a public health insurance program for children in Pennsylvania that covers all uninsured children, regardless of their parent's income level
  • NO waiting list, NO exclusions
  • Coverage includes: immunizations, routine check-ups, prescription drugs, dental care, maternity care, mental health benefits, up to 90 days of hospitalization per year, durable medical equipment, substance abuse treatment, partial hospitalization for mental health services, rehabilitation therapies, and home health care
Do I qualify?
  • child(ren) must be under 19 years old
  • A US citizen and resident of Pennsylvania
  • Uninsured and ineligible for Medical Assistance
How do I apply?
  •  Apply online with COMPASS
  • Call 1-800-986-KIDS to talk with a counselor who can help you

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