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Children’s Health Insurance Program (Chip) - English

High-quality health care coverage from CHIP helps keep kids strong

CHIP, short for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19 who are not eligible for Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania.

It’s easy to sign up, and even easier to qualify. Maybe you lost your job or health care has gotten too expensive. No matter why your kids don’t have coverage right now, CHIP may be able to help.


Your uninsured child may be eligible

Based on your family’s size and income, your child or teen may be eligible if:

 Younger than age 19

 A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or qualified noncitizen

 A Pennsylvania resident

 Not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance

To keep kids covered, CHIP must be renewed every year. It is not automatic, but it is easy. Your CHIP insurance company will send a renewal form 90 days before coverage ends, and they can help you through the process. 


CHIP Coverage Information

CHIP Income Reqirements

CHIP Application