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chip & children's Medicaid

About the Programs

WHAT DO THEY OFFER?

CHIP and Children’s Medicaid both cover services need to keep kids healthy, including:


  • 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


If a child getting Medicaid has a disability or long-lasting illness, that child may be eligible for  special services.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Children’s Medicaid is free.


CHIP fees vary based on your income. If your child can get CHIP, your enrollment fee and co-pays will be based on your family’s income. Enrollment fees are $50 or less per family, per year. Co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions range from $3 to $5 for lower-income families and $20 to $35 for higher-income families.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THESE PROGRAMS?

To qualify, a child must be:


  • Age 18 or younger*.
    *Children up to age 20 can qualify for Medicaid in some cases.
  • A Texas resident.
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Uninsured for 90 days. 


The family income and resources, number of family members, and other factors determine which insurance program the child receives.



Need Help Applying?

Please attend one of the free Application Help Sessions offered by the RISD area Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Coalition and hosted by St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church (see calendar below for upcoming dates).

  

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Proof of income (recent paycheck stubs from the last two months, or a letter from your employer, or your latest income tax return).
  • Your child(ren)'s social security number(s).
  • A copy of your child(ren)'s birth certificate(s).
  • Bring receipts for childcare and receipts for child support paid or received if they apply to you.

CHIP & CHildren's Medicaid Application Help Sessions

St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church has supported efforts that encourage families to obtain CHIP and Children's Medicaid for their children and the economic security that coverage provides for at least 15 years.  For more information, contact Alicia Marshall at 972-235-2000 or office@saintb.org or visit www.saintb.org/chip.



No upcoming events.