CHIP Overview

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: CHRISTUS Health Plan will be exiting Medicaid and CHIP in the Nueces service area effective February 1, 2018. It has been an honor to provide health insurance coverage for our Medicaid and CHIP members.

CHRISTUS Health Plan members enrolled in these programs received detailed information about this transition in the mail. If you have additional questions about the transition or your coverage, please feel free to contact CHRISTUS Member services at 1-800-359-5613 for Medicaid members and 1-877-428-3057 for CHIP members.

Texas CHIP Plan Overview

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides low-cost health coverage to families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but can’t afford to buy health insurance through an exchange. CHIP Perinatal extends this same coverage to expecting moms who don’t qualify for Medicaid but whose income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

Children's Health Insurance Plan

For those who are already members and would like to file a CHIP Complaint, please see our Complaints & Appeals section.

Responsive Table
Medical Benefits for Traditional CHIP Plan
Who's Eligible What's Covered
Kids 18 and under
  • Doctor visits and routine check-ups
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental care
  • Eye exams and glasses
  • Hearing exams
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Emergency care
  • Mental health services
  • Interpretations services
  • Labs and x-rays
  • Rides to the doctor
Responsive Table
Medical Benefits for CHIP Perinatal
Who's Eligible What's Covered
Pregnant women
  • Up to 20 doctor visits
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Prescriptions
  • Labor and delivery
  • Up to two follow-up visits for mom after the baby is born
  • Regular check-ups, vaccines, and prescriptions for the baby after mom leaves the hospital

Note: Some services may need prior approval before you get them.

Last updated: 2/23/17