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Qualifying for CHIP

Based on your family’s size and income, your child may be eligible for CHIP if he or she is:

  • Younger than 19 years old
  • A U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a lawfully residing noncitizen
  • A resident of Pennsylvania
  • Uninsured
  • Not eligible for Medical Assistance

Children and teens can get CHIP coverage regardless of family income. There is no upper income limit for CHIP. Your child may be enrolled in free CHIP, low-cost CHIP, or full-cost CHIP.

Most families are eligible to receive CHIP at no cost. Families with higher incomes will have low monthly premiums and copayments for some services. Families with incomes below the CHIP threshold may be eligible for Medical Assistance.

Check the income guidelines to see where your family falls.

To view monthly premium rates, select your county on the map or in the dropdown below: To view monthly premium rates, select your county in the dropdown below:
UPMC for Kids (CHIP) Coverage Map Select a county to view monthly premium rates Montour Montour Northumberland Northum- berland Pike Pike Bucks Bucks Lancaster Lancaster York York Centre Centre Perry Perry Fulton Fulton Franklin Franklin Adams Adams Cumberland Cumberland Dauphin Dauphin Lebanon Lebanon Berks Berks Lehigh Lehigh Columbia Columbia Chester Chester Montgomery Montgomery Delaware Delaware Philadelphia Philadelphia Mifflin Mifflin Schuylkill Schuylkill Snyder Snyder Union Union Juniata Juniata Bedford Bedford Bradford Bradford Cameron Cameron Clinton Clinton Elk Elk Jefferson Jefferson McKean McKean Monroe Monroe Carbon Carbon Northampton Northampton Indiana Indiana Blair Blair Cambria Cambria Somerset Somerset Westmoreland Westmoreland Fayette Fayette Greene Greene Washington Washington Allegheny Allegheny Beaver Beaver Butler Butler Armstrong Armstrong Venango Venango Erie Erie Crawford Crawford Mercer Mercer Lawrence Lawrence Wayne Wayne Lackawanna Lackawanna Luzerne Luzerne Lycoming Lycoming Clearfield Clearfield Potter Potter Sullivan Sullivan Susquehanna Susquehanna Tioga Tioga Warren Warren Clarion Clarion Forest Forest Wyoming Wyoming Huntingdon Huntingdon Columbia

Cost of Coverage:

Monthly Premium (Per Child)
Free CHIP $0
Low-cost 1 CHIP $51.79
Low-cost 2 CHIP $72.51
Low-cost 3 CHIP $82.86
Full-cost CHIP $204.41
Monthly Premium (Per Child)
Free CHIP $0
Low-cost 1 CHIP $62.27
Low-cost 2 CHIP $87.18
Low-cost 3 CHIP $99.63
Full-cost CHIP $243.74
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