How to Apply | Texas Children's Health Plan

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How to Apply

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A better plan today means bigger dreams tomorrow.

We want our kids to dream big, so we plan for their future now, including their health care. If you want a better plan for your kids’ health coverage, start by getting them quality health care from Texas Children’s Health Plan. We’re with you every step of the way as your family prepares for what comes next.

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$0Medicaid | $50CHIP*

*Cost to join CHIP only. Does not include potential copays. Limitations and restrictions may apply.

Here’s how to apply for CHIP or Medicaid coverage


Fill out an



Texas Health and Human Services Commission will tell you if you can get CHIP or Medicaid for you or your children. They should contact you within 45 days.

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Choose a plan
and doctor

To choose a health plan and a main doctor, call 1-800-964-2777. You can cover all your children who qualify under one plan.

Find a doctor

Get better benefits

At Texas Children’s Health Plan, we don’t only provide great health care for your family. We reward you just for being a member! Texas Children’s Health Plan offers exciting extra benefits for your family to enjoy as we help you plan for a healthy future, including:

  • Annual sports & school physicals
  • Up to $110 toward your child’s glasses or $90 toward contacts/contact fitting 
  • Rewards for pregnant moms
  • Free transportation help

Click here to learn about these extra benefits and more!