The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has a Medicaid website that offers all necessary information about how to enroll in this program, those who are eligible, the different medical conditions that are covered in this program and so forth. The Medicaid program will cover dentist visits, eye examinations, prescription drugs as well as vaccines for children. Even mental health care, access to medical specialists and hospital care, lab tests and pre existing conditions are covered by this program.
The site also an online calculator which will inform parents whether they are eligible for such a program. The calculator takes in inputs like number of family members, income of the family before taxes to calculate eligibility of a family for such a program. Conditions that exist such as eligible age range of children, the requirement of a child being a Texas resident and a US citizen are also mentioned on this site.
About Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP covers Medicaid program for children in the state of Texas. Those children who are without health insurance will be able to get low cost or even free health coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Whether you opt for Medicaid for children or CHIP, the programs will cover dental care, prescription drugs, office visits, eye exams, hospital services and others. There is a detailed list of all services covered under CHIP at the site. Families who get coverage for their children under CHIP need not pay more than fifty dollars per year. The costs, eligibility conditions and link to apply online can be found on the website of CHIP.
How To Apply For Children’s Medicaid Under CHIP
It is possible to apply for CHIP or children’s Medicaid through online application. The process is straight forward:
- You need to log onto the main webpage of CHIP: www.chipmedicaid.org
- Here you will find the link to apply online by clicking the application button. When setting up an online account, you would need to answer some questions in order to ascertain your eligibility. After you answer the questions you would be informed about your eligibility. The next step will allow you to pick a program among the ones available for you,
- You can also apply by phone by calling 2-1-1 which is toll free or you can print out an application this application form and post it or fax it to 1-877-447-2839.
Texas benefits site – https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/ssp/SSPHome/ssphome.jsp