|How Do I Apply ?|
If you need an application call (210) 554-2229. You can also get an application at your child's campus in the nurses office.
If you need assistance in English or Spanish to fill out the application you can call (210) 554-2229 between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669) between the hours of 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
We can assist you with filling out the application over the phone or you can come to our office and we will help you with the process.
You can download and then print an application by clicking on this link: Click here to open
Once you have completed the application you can turn it into the school nurse at your child’s school. They will give your application to us for review to ensure there will be no delays or unnecessary denials. You may follow up to ensure your application has been received by the state in about a week and a half at the number below. This will allow you to check on the status of your application and reduce delays.
If you need to check the status of a submitted application call: 1-877-543-7669 or 1-800-647-6558.
To qualify for CHIP or Children’s Medicaid, a child must be age 18 or younger, Texas resident and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. The citizen or immigration status of the parents does not affect the children’s eligibility and is not reported on the application form.
Who Can Apply?
Any adult who lives with an uninsured child and provides care of that child can apply. This includes parents, step-parents, grandparents, other relatives, legal guardians, and older brothers or sisters.
What do you need to Apply? Copy of your child’s birth certificate, copy of your child’s social security card, Proof of income for the last 60 days.
What does it Cost?
Children’s Medicaid is health coverage provides at no cost to the children of families who qualify. Coverage begins as soon as the application is approved.
To find out more about CHIP or Children's Medicaid click on this link www.chipmedicaid.com
lick here to choose a Health Plan-------- http://www.chipmedicaid.com/english/healthPlan.asp or call CHIP Medicaid client hotline: 1-800-252-8263 or 1-877-543-7669.