Texas CHIP Perinatal

What is CHIP Perinatal?

CHIP Perinatal is no cost prenatal care for pregnant women and their unborn children, even if the mother does not qualify for Medicaid.


How does CHIP Perinatal work?

Members choose an HMO and an OB/GYN to give them all prenatal services. This includes coordinating referrals for all medically necessary specialty services.

Based on their Federal Poverty Level (FPL), the coverage period for CHIP Perinatal Members is either:

  • 12 consecutive months of CHIP Perinatal benefits that is split between the mother’s prenatal care and the baby’s birth

Or

  • Full Medicaid benefits for the baby upon birth.

Babies who receive CHIP Perinatal benefits after birth, can renew for benefits under CHIP. There is no age limit for mothers-to-be. There is no waiting period for coverage to begin.


What services does CHIP Perinatal cover?

CHIP Perinatal Members get basic medical care that includes:

  • regular checkups
  • prescription drugs
  • shots
  • coverage for special health needs

  

CHIP Perinatal Newborn

24-Hour Advice Hotline
Nurse Help Line for all Members 24 hours per day to help Members decide where to go to get the care needed. The nurses also provide health education, nurse-initiated follow-up, and network referrals.

Transportation Services
Extra help with getting a ride to a doctor’s visit when state services are not available

Disease Management
Educational materials for Members who are enrolled in our Asthma and Diabetes Care Management Programs

CHIP Perinatal Unborn

24-Hour Advice Hotline
Nurse Help Line for all Members 24 hours per day to help Members decide where to go to get the care needed. The nurses also provide health education, nurse-initiated follow-up, and network referrals.

Transportation Services
Extra help with getting a ride to a doctor’s visit when state services are not available

Disease Management
Educational materials for Members who are enrolled in our Asthma and Diabetes Care Management Programs

Health and Wellness Services
Up to $100 allowance towards an annual Baker Ripley membership in the Harris Service Area

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