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How to apply for GHP Kids

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) determines eligibility for CHIP applications and renewals.

You have several options to submit applications, renewals and verification documents:

Fill out the form for more information about GHP Kids — a member of our team will contact you soon:

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Mobile device

Upload verification documents on the free myCOMPASS PA mobile app.


Call 866-550-4355 or call CHIP at 800-986-5437 and select option 2 to complete applications and renewals.

Local County Assistance Office

Mail, fax or drop off items in person to your local CAO.

Download an application

You can download, print and fill out our healthcare coverage application:

GHP Kids application (Spanish)

You'll need the following information when applying:

  • Income amounts for your entire household before taxes, including income from employment and all other forms of income (e.g., Social Security, pension, workers' compensation, unemployment, child support)
  • Social security numbers and birthdates for all applicants
  • Daycare expenses for your household (if any)
  • Work transportation expenses for your household (if any)
  • Private health insurance information (if you have or had private health insurance in the last six months) 

Renewing CHIP/GHP Kids coverage

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that you renew your child's CHIP coverage every year. Submit your renewal:

  • Online at
  • Over the phone by calling 866-550-4355 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • By mailing, faxing or dropping it off in person to your local CAO

Find the address, phone number and hours of operation of your local County Assistance Office here or by calling 877-395-8930.

GHP Kids member handbook

Learn more about your coverage

Find the right health insurance plan for you

Call 855-675-9388
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