Join KIDSfirst

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers health services to children 18 years of age and under. Parkland KIDSfirst is our CHIP program for your children 18 and under. Perinatal services for pregnant women and Newborn services are also available with CHIP.

To qualify, a child must be (1) age 18 or younger, (2) a Texas resident and (3) a U.S citizen or legal permanent resident. CHIP does not ask about the citizenship or immigration status of the parent. Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident in Texas to be considered for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid coverage.

CHIP enrollment fee and co-pays are based on your family’s income. Enrollment fees are $50 or less per family, per year. Co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions range from $3 to $5 for lower-income families and $20 to $35 for higher-income families.

Parkland CHIP Perinate: To qualify for Parkland CHIP Perinate services, you must not qualify for Medicaid, you must meet certain income requirements, and you must not have any other insurance.

Call 1-800-964-2777,  Monday through Friday 8 a..m. to 5 p.m., to apply. You can apply by phone, by mail, or online.

You can also get help with your application by calling Member Services at 1-888-814-2352 (toll-free). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by emailing us.

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