> South Dakota Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides free health insurance to South Dakota children who meet certain eligibility guidelines. CHIP covers doctor appointments, hospital stay, dental and vision services, prescription drugs, mental health care and other medical services. CHIP provides health insurance coverage to uninsured children whose family income is up to 200 percent of the Federal poverty level (monthly income of $3,067 for a family of four). Children who already have private health insurance may also be eligible for CHIP paying deductibles, co-payments and other medical services not covered by their private policy.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of South Dakota, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; $74,020 if eight people live in the household; and $81,496 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.
The application for this program can be found at the following location:
Program Contact Information:
To learn more about South Dakota's CHIP program, click this link for a list of frequently asked questions.
For more information, you can also call this toll free number:
You may also visit this Web site to learn more about other medical assistance programs available in South Dakota:
Or look up your local DSS Office here: