Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program - Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens, up to age 19, who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. CHIP is there for your kids with quality, comprehensive health insurance coverage for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, prescriptions and much more.

CHIP Coverage Includes:

• Immunizations

• Routine Check-ups & Well Visits

• Prescription Drugs

• Dental, Vision, Hearing Services
• Emergency Care

• Mental Health Benefits

• Hospitalization

• Durable Medical Equipment
• Substance Abuse Treatment

• Partial Hospitalization for Mental Health Services
• Rehabilitation Therapies

• Home Health Care & Hospice Services

• Maternity Care
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Click here for eligibility.

Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (800) 692-7462 HELPLINE
  • (877) 395-8930 Statewide Customer Assistance
  • (800) 986-5437 Main
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Apply online with the COMPASS website, apply by phone
Intake Requirements: • Income amounts for your entire household before taxes - this includes income from employment and all other forms of income (for example - social security, pension, workers' compensation, unemployment, etc)
• Social Security Numbers and birthdates for all applicants
• Private health insurance information (if you have or had private health insurance in the last 90 days)
*Other information may be requested by the contractor processing the application.
Fee Amounts: Free or low cost; Most families receive CHIP coverage absolutely free. Others can get the same benefits at a low cost. Please, see the website for full explanation.
Facility/ADA access: Fully accessible
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania
Languages Spoken: CHIP utilizes a Language Line. Any language can be requested.
Helpful Tips: NOTE: during tax season, apply by phone will be option (2), or apply via paper application (can be downloaded from or call 1-800-986-5437 and one can be sent to you in the mail)
  • CHIP Programs
  • State/Local Health Insurance Programs
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