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CHIP/CHIP Perinatal


CHIP/CHIP Perinatal

CHIP Program 

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?

  • Dentist visits, cleanings, and fillings 
  • Eye exams and glasses 
  • Choice of doctors, regular checkups, and office visits 
  • Access to medical specialists and mental health care 
  • Hospital care and services 
  • Medical supplies, X-rays, and lab tests 
  • Treatment of special health needs 
  • Treatment of pre-existing conditions 

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.

CHIP Perinatal Program - CHIP Coverage for Unborn Children

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:

  • Up to 20 prenatal visits
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • The cost of giving birth*
  • Two doctor visits for mom after the birth of the baby
  • Regular checkups, vaccines, and prescriptions for your baby

* 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.

Member Benefits

CHIP and CHIP Perinatal members can get extra benefits. These include:

  • 24-hour nurse advice line
  • Prescription discount card for members of your family 
  • Gift programs 
  • much more.

Service Area

Community First's STAR/Medicaid service area includes the following counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

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