After You Apply
We have up to 45 days to work on your application. When we finish, we will send you a letter to let you know if your children are approved for CHIP, or Medicaid, or neither program. If they are approved, we will send you a packet telling you how to pick a medical and dental plan, and how to pick a main doctor and dentist. CHIP coverage cannot begin until you pick a medical and dental plan, sign and return the Enrollment/Transfer Forms, and send in your enrollment fee if you owe one.
Filling Out the Enrollment/Transfer Forms
- Pick a medical plan and a dental plan.
- Sign both the Enrollment/Transfer Forms.
- Return the Enrollment/Transfer Forms by the due date.
- Pay the enrollment fee by the due date, if there is a fee.*
*If you have an enrollment fee, your packet will include a payment coupon. Families can pay the CHIP enrollment fee by credit card online or or by sending a check to:
P.O. Box 660287
Dallas, TX 75266-9792
Need help?Call us free at 1-877-543-7669 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time, except federal holidays. Or get help from someone in your area.
Do you have more questions about what happens after you qualify? See the list of questions, grouped by subject, on the left side of the Get Help page.