Children's Health Insurance Program to fit your budget.
What is CHIP?
CHIP is private health insurance coverage for children. It is designed for families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but still can't afford to buy insurance.
CHIP will cover doctor visits when your child is sick, and preventative services such as regular check-ups, immunizations, x-rays, hearing and vision tests, and dental exams. Hospital stays, surgery, and services for children with disabilities and special health care needs will be covered, too.
Children, newborn through age 18, in families with income up to $33,400 (for a family of four).
How to contact CHIP?
This information will be announced on radio and television, on billboards and buses, and at community locations such as grocery stores, fast food restaurants, in the schools, churches, hospitals and doctor's offices.
HOUSTON – Ensuring the availability of health insurance for all Texas children – at rates to fit any family’s budget – is the goal of a new initiative launching in Houston today. More than 343,000 of Texas’ 1.4 million uninsured children live in Southeast Texas, more than 238,000 in Harris County alone.
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