Texas CHIP Plan

Texas CHIP Plan

Who is CHIP for?

CHIP is a health insurance plan for children under the age of 19. It is for families who earn too much money to qualify for Texas Medicaid programs and cannot afford to buy private insurance.

TEXAS CHIP

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How does CHIP work?

Members choose an HMO and a Primary Care Provider to give them all of their primary care services. This includes coordinating referrals for all medically-necessary specialty services.

What services does CHIP cover?

CHIP Members get medical care that includes:

  • Hospital care
  • Surgery
  • X-rays
  • Physical/speech/occupational therapies
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency services
  • Transplants
  • Regular health checkups and immunizations

Prescription Drug Services

You can receive medically necessary prescriptions ordered by your doctor or specialist. These prescriptions must be part of the Texas CHIP or Texas Medicaid Vendor Drug Formulary. Some prescriptions require pre-authorization. See what prescriptions are covered on the drug formulary.

Value-Added Services

A variety of value-added services are available to CHIP Members from a 24-hour Nurse Advice Line, to vision services, to resources and allowances toward healthy play and exercise programs. Read More.

CHIP Member Services
Local: 713.295.2294 | Toll-Free: 1.888.760.2600

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

General Information
Local: 713.295.2222 | Toll-Free: 1.877.635.6736

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Providers Hotline
Local: 713.295.2295
Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Additional Contact Numbers

How does CHIP work?

Members choose an HMO and a Primary Care Provider to give them all of their primary care services. This includes coordinating referrals for all medically-necessary specialty services.

What services does CHIP cover?

CHIP Members get medical care that includes:
  • Hospital care
  • Surgery
  • X-rays
  • Physical/speech/occupational therapies
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency services
  • Transplants
  • Regular health checkups and immunizations

Prescription Drug Services

You can receive medically necessary prescriptions ordered by your doctor or specialist. These prescriptions must be part of the Texas CHIP or Texas Medicaid Vendor Drug Formulary. Some prescriptions require pre-authorization. See what prescriptions are covered on the drug formulary.

Value-Added Services

A variety of value-added services are available to CHIP Members from a 24-hour Nurse Advice Line, to vision services, to resources and allowances toward healthy play and exercise programs. Read More.

CHIP Member Services
Local: 713.295.2294 | Toll-Free: 1.888.760.2600

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

General Information
Local: 713.295.2222 | Toll-Free: 1.877.635.6736

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Providers Hotline
Local: 713.295.2295
Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Additional Contact Numbers

Why Choose Community?

As a local nonprofit health plan, Community Health Choice gives you plenty of reasons to join our Community. From the benefits and special programs we offer to the way our Member Services team helps you make the most of them, Community is always working life forward for you and your family.

“I always tell people to choose Community Health Choice. I tell them it’s the best health insurance they will ever be with.”

– Chandolyn
Member of Community Health Choice