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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Texas and Children's Medicaid assist low-income families with children allowing prioritized access to subsidized or free healthcare for them.  Information on access steps and steps to determine if you qualify, as well as, the on-line application can be accessed at CHIP

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
  • Treatment of pre-existing conditions

CHIP eligibility criteria can be found here.

The CHIP on-line application is located here.  But you can also apply by phone, fax, or mail