Apply or Renew CHIP - Highmark Healthy Kids Coverage

If my child already has CHIP - Highmark Healthy Kids Coverage, how do I renew?

Each year, you will receive a renewal reminder in the mail from DHS.  You will be able to submit your renewal in several ways: 

  • Online at
  • Over the phone by calling 1-866-550-4355 Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or by
  • Mail, fax, or dropping it off in person to your local CAO

If you have difficulty completing your renewal or providing the required documents by the due date, contact the Statewide Customer Service Center at 1-877-395-8930 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m; For Philadelphia: 215-560-7226

How do I apply?

Starting April 3, 2023, you will be able to submit applications and verification documents to DHS online via COMPASS, or by mail, fax, or dropping it off in person to your local CAO.

Note: Please do not send any applications, renewals, or verification documents to Highmark Choice Company after April 3, 2023.

No matter what way you choose, the following will be needed:

  • A list of all income for your household, including wages from working and unemployment benefits.
  • Social Security numbers and names for everyone living in your home.
  • Your daycare expenses.
  • Your work transportation expenses (if any).
  • Your private health insurance information (only if you’ve had coverage in the last 90 days).
  • Your most recent tax return if you have filed.

Three ways to apply and renew

apply online

Apply online with COMPASS

You can apply:

  • Online at
  • Using myCOMPASS PA Mobile App and uploading photos of verification documents.  You can download the application from the Apple or GooglePlay store for free.
apply by phone

Apply by phone

You can apply by calling DHS at 1-866-550-4355 or CHIP at 1-800-986-5437 and selecting option 2 to complete applications and renewals via phone. 

apply by mail

Apply by mail

Fill out the application form and mail it, along with the other required documents, to:

Highmark CHIP
Pittsburgh, PA 15230-9779

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