Healthcare for Children

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Main

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

To apply online for CHIP, return to the MyBenefits home page.   You also can apply for CHIP by visiting any of the statewide Med-QUEST eligibility branches.

The benefits covered through CHIP are different in each state, but all states provide comprehensive coverage, including:

  • Routine check-ups
  • Immunizations
  • Doctor visits
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental and vision care
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
  • Laboratory and X-ray services
  • Emergency services

Routine “well child” doctor and dental visits are provided free of charge. But there may be copayments for certain other services. Some states charge a monthly premium for coverage. The costs you’ll have to pay are different in each state, but you can’t be asked to pay more than 5% of your family’s income for the year.