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We now offer CHIP statewide.

Pennsylvania's Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), brought to you by Geisinger Health Plan Kids (GHP Kids)

CHIP gives Pennsylvania kids and teens more

Pennsylvania's Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), brought to you by Geisinger Health Plan Kids (GHP Kids), is available for all uninsured kids and teens up to age 19. This comprehensive coverage is offered at low or no cost, and no family makes too much money.

It’s more than just health insurance. Kids also get full dental and vision coverage, prescriptions, vaccinations and access to free health and wellness programs.

Ready to apply? Start here.

Who’s eligible?

CHIP covers all PA 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, GHP Kids is there for your child.

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Coronavirus coverage updates

CHIP is making temporary changes to ease access and keep families enrolled during the public health emergency

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Choosing Geisinger Health Plan

We offer the quality coverage and the exceptional value you want. This comprehensive CHIP plan provides medical, dental and vision services for low or no cost, based on your income.

More than 500,000 members choose Geisinger Health Plan for its high-quality, affordable healthcare benefits. We think they’re onto something.

  • Affordability and flexibility – GHP Kids offers low- or no-cost premiums, based on your household income. No family makes too much money. A large provider network lets you choose from thousands of providers. 
  • Care where you live – With more than 17,000 primary care and specialty doctors, over 1,800 primary care locations and 132 clinic and urgent care locations, your child will never be far from the care they need.
  • Customer service built around you – Our team members are available by phone, online or in person to answer questions about specific plans and coverage.
  • Health and wellness programs – GHP Kids members get access to all the resources they need to stay healthy, like exclusive programs, online workshops, wellness challenges, mental health and substance abuse resources, health coaches and more. And did we mention the discounts
 

GHP Kids member handbook

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Need special assistance? We can help. 

Maybe you need help scheduling or getting to your medical appointments. Or you take multiple prescription medications. Or you have a child with special needs. When you have a complex healthcare matter, our Special Needs Unit is here to help.   

By working with hospitals, specialists, pharmacists and other health providers, this team can give you the extra help you need. 

When you’re a GHP Kids member, you’re part of the Special Needs Unit team. We even have a committee that lets you share ideas on how to improve our health education services. 

For more information about the Consumer Advisory Committee and how to join, call 855-214-8100.

Frequently asked questions

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. There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance. Maybe their parents lost a job. Maybe they don't have health insurance at work. Or maybe it just costs too much. 

Whatever the reason, CHIP may be able to help. Families just need to apply. There is no waiting list to enroll.
Is CHIP only for low-income families?

For most families, CHIP is free. For others, it is low-cost. The cost of coverage is determined by your family size and household income. Either way, CHIP benefits are the same for all. No family makes too much money for CHIP coverage!
How long is my child covered once they are enrolled in CHIP?

Once enrolled, children are guaranteed 12 months of CHIP coverage unless they no longer meet the basic eligibility requirements. Families must renew their coverage every year for the coverage to continue. 
How do I check my application status?

Find answers to your questions about eligibility and application processing by visiting dhs.pa.gov/COMPASS or using the myCOMPASS PA mobile app, or by calling the statewide customer service center at 877-395-8930 or 215-560-7226 in Philadelphia.

Who do I contact if I need to update our information?

You can use COMPASS, the myCOMPASS PA mobile app, or call the Customer Service Center at 1-877-395-8930 or 1-215-560-7226 in Philadelphia to report changes such as household size, change in income, or a new address.

If I want to switch to another insurance company, how do I do that?

CHIP enrollees may request a voluntary transfer by calling 1-800-986-KIDS.
I recently gained legal custody of my grandchildren. They are uninsured and need health benefits. Can I apply for CHIP for them?

Yes! As the legal guardian who is exercising care and control of the children, you can apply for CHIP.

Find the right health insurance plan for you

Call 855-675-9388