UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for Kids

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for Kids

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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Plan Overview

What can CHIP, brought to you by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, do for me?

Pennsylvania Children's Health Insurance Program


CHIP, brought to you by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program. The CHIP program provides health insurance to uninsured children and teens.

There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance – maybe their parents lost a job, maybe their parents don't have health insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much. Whatever the reason, CHIP may be able to help.

You might think that your children or teens aren't eligible. A lot of parents are surprised to learn that CHIP can help their families. If you qualify, you can get CHIP for free or for a small monthly payment. Either way, no cost or low cost, there are no co-payments or deductibles.

Cost Chart (PDF 133.81 KB)
Income Guidelines (PDF 107.39 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF 225.47 KB)
CHIP Program Privacy Policy (PDF 91.23 KB)

Who can join?

Any Pennsylvania resident who needs health insurance for their children or teens can apply for CHIP.

CHIP coverage is available in all counties. To learn more, go to www.chipcoverspakids.com.

CHIP Covers All Your Needs

With CHIP, your children are guaranteed to receive comprehensive insurance coverage, including:

  • Doctor Visits
  • Hospital Care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory Tests and X-rays
  • Emergency Care
  • Eyeglasses
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Services
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Maternity Care
  • Family Planning

For a full list of benefits, view our List of Covered Benefits (PDF 92.07 KB).

Remember to Renew Your Coverage!

You have to renew your CHIP coverage every year. Renewal is not automatic. A renewal form will be sent to you 90 days before coverage ends. A UnitedHealthcare Community Plan representative may call you to help you with the renewal process.

If you think CHIP could help someone you know, please tell a friend to call 1-800-414-9025.

No person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or service provided by UnitedHealthcare.

This plan is available in the following counties:

Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Chester, Clarion, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York.

To request more information or to join this health care program, start here:

Step 1

You can apply for CHIP, brought to you by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.Web/public/cmphome 

Step 2

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Download an application here: English | Spanish