The Family Health Coverage Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia helps uninsured and underinsured families work through the application and enrollment process for financial assistance programs — for example, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Pennsylvania Health Choices, New Jersey Family Care and children's health coverage programs in New Jersey.
The Medical Assistance and CHIP programs have different provider networks, different benefits and different eligibility criteria. Parents with very low incomes usually qualify for Medical Assistance for their children. Families with slightly higher incomes usually qualify for CHIP. Learn more about Medicaid and CHIP »
For those who qualify, Charity Care may be available. The decision to provide a family with Charity Care is based on their financial situation and income level. Even if you have health insurance, you may still qualify for Charity Care to pay for healthcare bills that are not covered by your insurance.
Families who already have insurance coverage and are in need of additional insurance coverage may be eligible under the state "loophole guidelines" if the child has a qualified medical condition or is chronically ill.
For more information about the Family Health Coverage Program or to schedule an appointment to meet with a representative at CHOP Main Campus, call 1-800-974-2125 or 267-426-0359. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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