Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

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About CHIP

CHIP stands for Children’s Health Insurance Program. It’s a state program that provides health insurance plans for the children of qualifying Utah families.

Children without health insurance often don’t get regular healthcare. They may wait until an emergency when their illness is more severe and treatment is costlier. CHIP helps Utah families avoid such situations by providing the coverage needed to help children experience the benefits of regular, low-cost healthcare.

To qualify a child must be a US citizen or legal resident under the age of 19 not currently covered by health insurance. Many of the children that qualify for CHIP come from working families. It depends on family size and income. Learn more

CHIP typically covers:

  • Well-child Exams
  • Immunizations
  • Doctor Visits
  • Hospital & Emergency Care
  • Prescriptions
  • Hearing Exams
  • Eye Exams
  • Mental Health
  • Dental Care

Depending on your income, you may pay up to $75 every three months. Monthly options are available. CHIP families may also pay co-pays for services like a visit to the doctor or prescriptions. Some preventive service are free, like immunizations and well-child exams. Complete co-pay charts are available online.

For more information:

PHONE: 1-877-KIDS-NOW
EMAIL: chip@utah.gov
WEBSITE: health.utah.gov/chip


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