Apply for Texas CHIP

Apply for Texas CHIP

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.

Apply for Texas CHIP Plan

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Fill Out Application

There are three ways to apply. Choose the way that works best for you!

Apply online

  • You can fill out the form at your own pace. Visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com.
  • If you have questions, call us for help toll-free at 1.888.760.2600.

Apply by phone

  • Call 2-1-1. When you call, pick a language, and then, press 2.
  • A Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) representative will start your application over the phone, then mail it to you for you to sign.
  • Send your application back to HHSC with the items they need to prove your income and receipts showing what you pay for things like childcare, alimony or care for an adult who has a disability. You can use the pre-paid envelope or fax everything to 1.877.447.2839.
  • It can take up to 45 days for HHSC to work on your application. Call 2-1-1 for updates.

Apply by mail or fax

  • Get your application form. You can print an application now.
  • Send your application back to HHSC with the items they need to prove your income (paycheck stubs) and receipts showing what you pay for things like childcare, child support or care for an adult who has a disability. You can use the pre-paid envelope or fax everything to 1.877.447.2839.
  • It can take up to 45 days for HHSC to work on your application. To find out what’s happening with your application, call 2-1-1.

Get Approved

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will tell you if you qualify for CHIP or Medicaid for you or your children. They should contact you within 45 days.

Choose a Plan and Doctor

HHSC will send you an enrollment packet in the mail. Choose a health plan and main doctor for your child.

Learn why 250,000 Members have already chosen Community!

Enjoy the Benefits of Community

As a Community Member, you can choose from a wide network of hospitals and doctors, including Memorial Hermann, Harris Health System, and many others. Great health care is just the start. Community Members also get lots of extras like:
  • Member events
  • Transportation assistance
  • 24-Hour Nurse Advice line
  • Much more
Sign Up Today!
Click below to enroll online at www.YourTexasBenefits.com.
We can also answer any questions you have along the way, such as who can qualify or how to fill out your application. Just call us at 1.888.760.2600.

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

Apply for Texas CHIP Plan

  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4

Fill Out Application

There are three ways to apply. Choose the way that works best for you!

Apply online

  • You can fill out the form at your own pace. Visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com.
  • If you have questions, call us for help toll-free at 1.888.760.2600.

Apply by phone

  • Call 2-1-1. When you call, pick a language, and then, press 2.
  • A Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) representative will start your application over the phone, then mail it to you for you to sign.
  • Send your application back to HHSC with the items they need to prove your income and receipts showing what you pay for things like childcare, alimony or care for an adult who has a disability. You can use the pre-paid envelope or fax everything to 1.877.447.2839.
  • It can take up to 45 days for HHSC to work on your application. Call 2-1-1 for updates.

Apply by mail or fax

  • Get your application form. You can print an application now.
  • Send your application back to HHSC with the items they need to prove your income (paycheck stubs) and receipts showing what you pay for things like childcare, child support or care for an adult who has a disability. You can use the pre-paid envelope or fax everything to 1.877.447.2839.
  • It can take up to 45 days for HHSC to work on your application. To find out what’s happening with your application, call 2-1-1.

Get Approved

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will tell you if you qualify for CHIP or Medicaid for you or your children. They should contact you within 45 days.

Choose a Plan and Doctor

HHSC will send you an enrollment packet in the mail. Choose a health plan and main doctor for your child.

Learn why 250,000 Members have already chosen Community!

Enjoy the Benefits of Community

As a Community Member, you can choose from a wide network of hospitals and doctors, including Memorial Hermann, Harris Health System, and many others.

Great health care is just the start. Community Members also get lots of extras like:

  • Member events
  • Transportation assistance
  • 24-Hour Nurse Advice line
  • Much more
 

Sign Up Today!

Click below to enroll online at www.YourTexasBenefits.com
We can also answer any questions you have along the way, such as who can qualify or how to fill out your application. Just call us at 1.888.760.2600.

Sign Up Today!

Click below to enroll online at www.YourTexasBenefits.com.
We can also answer any questions you have along the way, such as who can qualify or how to fill out your application. Just call us at 1.888.760.2600.

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