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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for Kids
CHIP, brought to you by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program. The CHIP program provides health insurance to uninsured children and teens.
There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance – maybe their parents lost a job, maybe their parents don't have health insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much. Whatever the reason, CHIP may be able to help.
You might think that your children or teens aren't eligible. A lot of parents are surprised to learn that CHIP can help their families. If you qualify, you can get CHIP for free or for a small monthly payment. Either way, no cost or low cost, there are no deductibles.
Remember to Renew Your Coverage!
You have to renew your CHIP coverage every year. Renewal is not automatic. A renewal form will be sent to you 90 days before coverage ends. A UnitedHealthcare Community Plan representative may call you to help you with the renewal process.
If you think CHIP could help someone you know, please tell a friend to call 1-800-414-9025.
No person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or service provided by UnitedHealthcare.
This plan is available in the following counties:
Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Chester, Clarion, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York.
UnitedHealthcare continues to partner with state and local public health departments, following guidance and protocols appropriate to our members that are provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health departments that are appropriate for our members. Please review the UnitedHealthcare Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information. To learn more, go to CDC.gov.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan will waive any copays for testing, screening and office visits to diagnose or treat COVID-19 for Pennsylvania Medicaid and CHIP members.
Find providers and coverage for this plan.
Search for doctors, hospitals and specialists.
Find medications covered by this plan.
Find a dentist near you.
Find a pharmacy near you.
Benefits & Features
With CHIP, your children are guaranteed to receive comprehensive insurance coverage, including:
- Doctor Visits
- Hospital Care
- Laboratory Tests and X-rays
- Emergency Care
- Prescription Drugs
- Dental Services
- Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services
- Rehabilitation Therapies
- Maternity Care
- Family Planning
For a full list of benefits, view our List of Covered Benefits below.
These materials tell you about your plan and benefits. They also tell what you should do if you have an emergency.
Member Rights & Responsibilities
Reporting Fraud & Abuse
What is a Prior Authorization and how do I get one?
If you have questions about prior authorization please call Customer Service at 888-887-9003, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time.
Providers can check on the status of an existing request by calling our clinical authorization services at 866-604-3267, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you have questions about a pharmacy prior authorization, please call our Pharmacy Help Desk at 800-310-6826. You can get answers to prescription prior authorization questions Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, with voicemail intake after-hours.
Additional information can be found on our Provider Prior Authorization and Notification page.
2022 CHIP Newsletters
2021 CHIP Newsletters
Special Online Edition
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for Kids
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