The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is Pennsylvania’s health insurance program for uninsured children and teens up to age 19. CHIP provides a comprehensive array of benefits, including check-ups, dental care, therapies, prescription medications, and mental health treatment. For children in low-income families, CHIP is free. For children in higher-income families, CHIP has a sliding scale monthly premium based on household income and a requirement that the child has been without health insurance for at least six months.
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