> West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)
The West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP) provides quality health insurance to eligible children and strives to develop a health care system in which all West Virginia children can access health care coverage. WV CHIP is a free or low-cost health plan for children from birth up to age 19. Covered services include preventive care, such as well-child visits and immunizations, prescriptions, hospital visits, dental, vision, and mental health services.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of West Virginia, 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 $36,425 if two people live in the household; $45,775 if three people live in the household; $55,125 if four people live in the household; $64,475 if five people live in the household; $62,480 if six people live in the household; $70,400 if seven people live in the household; $78,320 if eight people live in the household; and $81,720 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $3,400 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.
Apply online using inROADS (Information Network for Resident Online Access and Delivery of Services). Use inROADS to complete and submit an online health plan application. You can apply for Pregnant Women and Children Medicaid and the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program. Click here to apply:
Contact your Local Health Departments by County/Area in West Virginia. An application can be mailed to you at no charge. The application will include a return mail, postage-paid envelope for your convenience.
The completed application should be mailed to:
West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Program Contact Information:
For more information on this program please call (877) 982-2447 or visit the following website: