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A different type of healthcare plan for uninsured kids and teens.

From flu shots to regular dental checkups, CHIP (brought to you by GHP Kids) offers the healthcare coverage your child needs, so they can stay healthy. Not sure if CHIP is right for your child? Let’s take a look at its benefits and why your child needs health insurance.

What is CHIP?

CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program — Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to all uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medicaid. Coverage is available at low or no cost. No family makes too much money for CHIP coverage.

Comprehensive healthcare benefits

CHIP, brought to you by GHP Kids, provides complete healthcare coverage for your child, including:  

  • Doctors and hospitals nearby
  • Routine checkups and immunizations
  • Prescription drugs 
  • Eye exams 
  • Dental care (from in-network dental providers)
  • Emergency care
  • Up to 90 days of hospitalization per year 
  • Durable medical equipment

Why your child needs health insurance

Planning ahead usually helps things go smoothly. And when it comes to your child’s health, health insurance helps you do just that — plan for the future. 

Having health coverage for your child can mean:

  • Fewer missed days from school
  • Staying up to date on immunizations
  • Preventive care to keep them healthy and strong
  • Emergency care for the unexpected

Health benefits, like those provided by GHP Kids, give you peace of mind, whether it’s for routine care or something unexpected. And having that peace of mind means you have more time to focus on other things, like letting your kid be a kid.

CHIP, brought to you by GHP Kids, might be right for your child

CHIP covers all Pennsylvania kids. Any uninsured child or teen up to age 19 who doesn’t qualify for Medical Assistance will be covered by our GHP Kids CHIP plan. Whether you’ve lost health insurance through your job or your benefits are too expensive, you can count on GHP Kids to be there for your child.

Interested in learning more? Call us at 855-621-5235 (TTY: 711) to find out if GHP Kids is right for your child.

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