The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), brought to you by Highmark, provides free or low-cost comprehensive health coverage to children under 18, so they can get the care they need. Enrollment is not limited by household income; however, income does determine your out-of-pocket costs. You don't need to fill out any medical questionnaires to enroll.
A history with Highmark
Highmark helped set up the original CHIP program in Pennsylvania, which was signed into law in 1992. The first child was enrolled in May of 1993. Since then, the PA CHIP program has become the model for every other CHIP program across the country. You can rest assured that Highmark will support your child’s health care needs with CHIP.
CHIP covers the following health services and many more:
Primary and Specialist Care
Preventive Care and Immunizations
Annual physical and wellness exams
Lead blood screening
Childhood immunizations and annual flu shot
Inpatient hospital stays
Lab and Diagnostic
Advanced imaging like CT and MRI
Drug and Pharmacy
Prescriptions and refills
Asthma and diabetes medications
Behavioral health medications
Dental, Vision, and Hearing
Dental exams, sealants, and fillings
Eye exams and glasses
Mental health visits and counseling
Substance use disorder programs and rehabilitation
See the CHIP Member Handbook for a full list of benefits
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Shield serves the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and also provides services in conjunction with a separate health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves the state of West Virginia plus Washington County. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves the state of Delaware. Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., serves eight counties in Western New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and serves 13 counties in Northeastern New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Each of these companies is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration.
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