Can I Get It?
To qualify, a child must be:
Age 18 or younger*.
*Children up to age 20 can qualify for Medicaid in some cases.
- A Texas resident.
- A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
What if I am not a U.S. citizen?
We do 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.
Who can apply?
- Any adult who lives more than half the time with an uninsured child may apply. This includes parents, stepparents, grandparents, other relatives, legal guardians, or adult brothers or sisters.
- Anyone age 19 or younger who lives on their own can apply.
- A pregnant person of any age can apply for CHIP perinatal services for her unborn child or apply for Medicaid.