What is CHIP?
CHIP is a state health insurance plan for children. Many working Utah families who don’t have other health insurance qualify for CHIP.
What does CHIP cover?
- Well-child exams
- Doctor visits
- Hospital and emergency care
- Hearing and eye exams
- Mental health services
- Dental care
How do I qualify?
Children qualify for CHIP based on income and family size. For example, a family of four earning up to $47,700 per year may qualify (see FAQ's for more information).
In addition, children must be:
- Under age 19
- U.S. citizens or legal residents
- Not covered by other health insurance
How much will CHIP cost?
Depending on your income, you may pay up to $75 every three months. Monthly options are available. You may also pay small co-pays for services like a visit to the doctor.
How do I apply?
Call 801-567-8515 or apply online at the CHIP website.
What happens after I apply?
You may choose the CHIP health plan that is best for your children. Your current doctor may be a CHIP provider. Ask you provider if they accept CHIP and choose the plan that covers their office. For more information, please visit the MY CHIP page.