Health Care for Children

CHIP and Children's Medicaid

Children in Texas without health insurance may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children’s Medicaid. Both programs cover office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, and much more.

Families with children who get Children’s Medicaid pay nothing and children with CHIP pay no more than $50 a year for health care coverage. Some families with CHIP also may need to pay co-pays for some services.

Learn more about CHIP and Children’s Medicaid.

Medicaid Buy-In for Children

Families who have a child with a disability, but earn too much money to get regular Medicaid can "buy-in" to Medicaid coverage by making monthly payments.

Learn more about Medicaid Buy-In for Children.

CHIP/HIPAA Privacy Notice

Your child has a right to privacy. This notice tells you how HHSC may share facts about your child’s health care and how you can find out what facts are being shared.