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  • ​Information on Private Insurance Options

    ​If you want to compare costs or are interested in family coverage, you may wish to obtain information on private insurance options. For other options for families and adults, please visit www.insurance.pa.gov or shop on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, by visiting www.healthcare.gov.

    When applying online through the COMPASS website, you may also apply for yourself with your children and your application will automatically be forwarded to Medical Assistance (if you qualify) or to the Federally Facilitated Marketplace to provide you with various insurance options.

    Also, there are many free or low-cost health services available in Pennsylvania if you meet certain income requirements. More information on these services can be found here​.

  • ​Children with Special Health Care Needs

    ​If your child has a special health care need or a chronic condition she or he may qualify for Medical Assistance and/or other services. ​

  • ​Mental Health Treatment/Drug or Alcohol Abuse Treatment

    ​CHIP covers medically necessary drug and alcohol and mental health services. Both inpatient and outpatient services are covered.​

  • ​Dental Care

    CHIP provides dental care to enrollees. Contact your insurance provider to find participating dentists. ​​

  • ​Pregnancy/High Risk Pregnancy (Healthy Beginnings/Healthy Beginnings Plus)

    If you are pregnant, you may be eligible for Healthy Beginnings​ - a Medical Assistance program that provides comprehensive health care coverage to pregnant women during pregnancy and for their babies for a full year. The program is completely free. Call 1-800-842-2020 for more information on how to apply and where you may receive care at a location near you. You can also access information about Healthy Beginnings through the Department of Human Services​.​​

  • ​Health Centers

    ​​If you need a doctor or a checkup, have a cold, etc., and your primary care physician is not available (or you do not have one), a primary health center near you may provide just what you need. In some locations a full range of services such as dental care and prescription drugs may also be available. Services may be free or charges based upon your income. In specific areas of the state, contact the numbers listed below:

    • ​Allegheny County 412-578-8026
    • Allentown 610-437-7760
    • Bethlehem 610-865-7087
    • Bucks County 215-345-3318
    • Chester County 610-344-6225
    • Erie County 814-451-6700
    • Montgomery County 610-278-5117
    • Philadelphia 215-686-5000 www.phila.gov/health/
    • Wilkes Barre 570-208-4268
    • York 717-849-2252

    For all other areas of the state, call 1-877-PA-HEALTH or access online at www.health.pa.gov​, Healthcare Access Guide.