All children in Pennsylvania are eligible for CHIP if they meet the following requirements:
If you need more information or have additional questions, please refer to the following website:
Your child can be covered by CHIP until they turn 19, regardless of household income or employment status. You don't have to fill out a medical questionnaire and there are no limits on coverage for pre-existing conditions
Yes, your child may qualify for CHIP regardless of your household income or employment status.
There are no income limits for CHIP. Your child can be covered on CHIP regardless of household income or employment status.
The following services are covered by CHIP:
Yes, the CHIP Health and Wellness Support Program helps children with serious medical conditions and special health care needs get the care they need. Some serious medical conditions automatically qualify a child for Medicaid.
There aren't any pre-existing condition limits to qualify for CHIP.
Yes, substance abuse services are covered under CHIP.
CHIP coverage usually begins on the first day of the next month after you enroll.
For example: If you enroll on April 15, your coverage will begin on May 1.
You can enroll in CHIP anytime throughout the year.
Each year, you will receive a renewal reminder in the mail from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). You will be able to submit your renewal in several ways:
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