Texas Children’s Hospital founded the Texas Children’t Health Plan in 1996. With this program, teenagers, children, pregnant women and adults can find coverage with CHIP or Medicaid. They provide access to over 1,100 doctors, over 3,200 specialists and over 60 hospitals.

To apply, you will fill out 1 application. The State of Texas will review and approve if you qualify within 45 days of your submission. Medicaid is free for anyone who qualifies and CHIP requires a sign up free ranging from $0 to $50 total for the entire family along with a co-pay fee ranging from $3 to $25 per visit or drug prescription. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate your own personal Texas Children’s Health Plan online.

how to activate- CHIP or MEDICAD or the Texas Children’s Health Plan online

what you need:

  • internet access
  • be a US citizen or have a front and back copy of your Resident Card with an arrival/departure form or any other U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services paperwork
  • social security number or proof that you have applied for one
  • proof of income or self-employment
  • any child support stubs or receipts if applicable
  • any social security, pension benefits or supplementary security income stubs or letters if applicable
  • a Veterans’ benefits, unemployment or workers’ compensation letter or pay stub if applicable
  • proof of nay child support you pay, child care or associated cost, or alimony
  • other personal information

what to do:

  • visit: www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org
  • click on the “How to Apply” tab at the top of the screen
  • click on any “Help me apply” link
  • the “Phone” tab will automatically be selected so click on the “Online” tab
  • either click on the “SKIP THIS STEP” button to skip OR fill out the requested information for free information about Dynamo soccer clinics and other Texas Children’s Health Plan member benefits and then click on the “SUBMIT” button
  • click on the “GO TO APPLICATION” button
  • you will be redirected to the www.yourtexasbenefits.com site
  • click on the “Apply for Benefits” link at the top of the page
  • click on the “Set up account” button, click the OK button
  • click on the “No” radio button IF no in your family currently has Medicaid or CHIP
  • click on the “Save and go to next page” button
  • skip down to the “Health-card benefits (Medicaid and CHIP)” section and check off the box that best applies to you
  • scroll down and then click on the “Save and go to next page” button
  • proceed to provide any and all other required information until you reach the results page and provided with a button “Set up an account on your YourTexasBenefits.com” button to go the application
  • proceed to set up your account and then fill out the application and submit it