What is CHIP?
CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program - Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to all uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance - maybe their parents lost a job, don't have health insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much. Whatever the reason, CHIP may be able to help. All families need to do is apply today.

What's the cost for CHIP coverage?
For many families, it's free. Families with incomes above the free CHIP limits will pay low monthly premiums and co-pays for some services.

What are the benefits?
With CHIP, your children are guaranteed to receive comprehensive insurance coverage, including:

  • Immunizations

  • Routine check-ups

  • Prescription drugs

  • Dental care

  • Maternity care

  • Mental health benefits

  • Up to 90 days hospitalization/year

  • Durable medical equipment

  • Substance abuse treatment

  • Partial hospitalization for mental health services

  • Rehabilitation therapies

  • Home health care

Do you have more questions? Do you want to apply?
More information can be found by visiting the CHIP website or by selecting the link to the following pamphlet.
CHIP Flyer - English and Spanish
Get there by clicking any of the CHIP links on this page or go to