HEALTH COVERAGE FOR KIDS & TEENS
CHIP Keeps PA Kids Strong
There are a lot of reasons why kids or teens might not have health insurance —maybe their parents lost a
job, don't have health insurance at work, or maybe other options just cost too much.
Whatever the reason, if your child or teen is uninsured and ineligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance, the Children's Health Insurance Program — or CHIP — may be able to help. Having high-quality, low-cost health insurance helps put your mind at ease.
DHS Welcomes CHIP Families
DHS oversees CHIP in Pennsylvania, and starting
April 17, 2023, DHS will begin handling all applications, renewals, case updates, and eligibility questions for CHIP families.
Your CHIP coverage will not change – you will still be able to pick a CHIP plan that best meets your child(ren)’s needs. DHS will review and manage CHIP health insurance as another form of health care alongside Medical Assistance (MA).
Check out the DHS Welcome CHIP Families FAQs