The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides medical and dental health coverage for children and teens in the United States
CHIP is a health insurance program for children and teens up to age 19. Even in some states it covers up to 21-year-olds. Because it is a federal program, it is offered only to US citizens and certain immigrants with legal presence.
The services offered by CHIP health insurance are: Routine medical exams; immunizations; visits to the doctor; prescription drugs; dental and vision health care; inpatient and outpatient hospital health care; laboratory and x-ray services; emergency services; and mental health services.
As it is a federal and state level program, its name and eligibility criteria may vary from state to state. Despite this, generally, for a child or adolescent to be eligible, their family must have an income that is too high to be eligible for Medicaid and too low to be able to access private health insurance. For example, children in a family of four with an income of up to $ 50,000 a year or more may qualify for CHIP.
Family members who can apply for CHIP for a minor are the parent, grandparent, guardian, or other authorized representative. Even teenagers living alone can apply through any adult.
To know the eligibility criteria in your state, go to the following link, you will find all the information about health insurance programs at the state level: https://espanol.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/index.html