Thursday, April 28, 2011

Heath Care Resources: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

What is it?
CHIP is a public health insurance program for children in Pennsylvania that covers all uninsured children, regardless of their parent's income level. There are no waiting lists and no exclusions for the program. 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 my children qualify?
To qualify, children must be under 19 years old, US citizens, residents of Pennsylvania, uninsured, and ineligible for Medical Assistance.

How do I apply?
To apply, you can use the online COMPASS system, or call 1-800-986-KIDS to talk with a counselor who can help you.

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