Children's Medicaid and CHIP

Ages 0-18 (in some cases up to 20)

In Texas, children without health insurance may be able to get health and medical services through CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) or Children’s Medicaid. Both programs offer a wide range of services including regular checkups, dental care, eye exams, and glasses. Depending on your family's income you might qualify for one of the two programs.
Children’s Medicaid 
Your children get medical and dental services at no cost to you if they qualify for Children’s Medicaid.It helps more than 2 million Texas children stay healthy and get the medical care they need.
If your children get CHIP, you pay no more than $50 a year and many families pay nothing.Depending on your income, you will have co-payments for CHIP services. Most co-pays are $3 to $5 for families with lower incomes and $10 to $35 for higher-income families.

What is covered?

  • CHIP and Children’s Medicaid both offer many benefits:
  • Dentist visits, cleanings, and fillings
  • Eye exams and glasses
  • Choice of doctors, regular checkups, and office visits
  • Prescription drugs and vaccines
  • Access to medical specialists and mental health care
  • Hospital care and services
  • Medical supplies, X-rays, and lab tests
  • Treatment of special health needs including speech and occupational therapies 
  • Treatment of pre-existing conditions

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