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Applying online with COMPASS

In Pennsylvania, you can apply for or renew your CHIP benefits online using COMPASS, an online application for health and human services. 

Through COMPASS, you can apply for:

So, how do I sign up?

You're ready to apply. Great! Before you do, you will need the following information handy:

  • 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 have had private health insurance in the last 90 days)

It's fast and easy!

First, make sure you find a CHIP health insurance company in your area. When applying, you may be limited in the number of CHIP health insurance companies you can choose from in your county.

The online application walks you through all the questions. The applications are submitted immediately and directly. Since COMPASS is Pennsylvania's online application system, you can apply for different services with just one application.

You can log on anytime and check the status of your application. Your benefits are just a click away!

Apply online now!

Get the paper application

You also can apply via paper by downloading an application, or by visiting a CHIP health insurance company's website. 

Get help

Need help filling out your application or have questions? Contact a CHIP health insurance company in your county.