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Eligibility and Benefits‚Äč

Most kids receive CHIP for free.  Others can get the same benefits at a low cost. If your income is below the lowest amount listed, your child or teen may be enrolled in Medical Assistance.

Use COMPASS to see if you qualify for CHIP and other human services in Pennsylvania. 

How do I know if my child qualifies?
Based on your family size and income, your child or teen may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:
    • Under 19 years of age
    • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national or qualified alien
    • A resident of Pennsylvania
    • Uninsured and not eligible for Medical Assistance
Information for Grandparents
If you're a grandparent, coverage for your grandchildren is not based on your income, unless you have legally adopted the children. Read more to find out if you are covered.

Information for Immigrants
Children legally residing in Pennsylvania are eligible for CHIP regardless of their parents' immigration status.  Read more to find out if you are covered.


CHIP is there for your kids with quality, comprehensive health insurance coverage for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care and much more, including:
    • Immunizations
    • Routine Checkups & 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
    • Maternity Care
    • Hospice and Palliative Services
    • Medically Necessary Orthodontia
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Services
For additional questions about coverage and benefits, contact a CHIP health insurance company.