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Children in Texas without health insurance may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This program covers office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, and much more.
What Does It Cover?
Families with children who get CHIP pay no more than $50 a year for health care coverage. Some families with CHIP may also need to pay co-pays for some services.
If you are pregnant, a Texas resident, you don't have insurance, and you cannot get Medicaid, you may be able to get perinatal coverage from CHIP. This coverage is for your unborn baby. It covers your labor with delivery and your baby's health and medical services for its first months of life.
CHIP Perinatal benefits include:
* Hospital and other costs related to labor with delivery of the baby. Costs from labor that does not result in a birth and false labor are not covered.
To find out more and to apply, visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com. You can also call 2-1-1.
CHIP and CHIP Perinatal members can get extra benefits. These include:
Community First's STAR/Medicaid service area includes the following counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.
For more information, please visit our FAQ page.