Nebraska Medicaid Program

Children's Health Insurance Program

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CHIP is an expansion of Medicaid as health care coverage for qualified children who are without other health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Federally called the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), it provides the same services covered under Medicaid.

CHIP Application

AccessNebraska - Click here to pre-screen and apply for benefits online




What are the benefits of the program?
  • Improved access and continuity of care for children age 18 years and younger.
  • Establish consistent preventive care.  
  • Reduced state administrative burden to establish eligibility.
  • Improves Medicaid’s goal of easier and faster enrollment and eligibility process.
How physicians can become providers:
CHIP is an expansion of Medicaid (Title XIX), making Medicaid providers automatically eligible to provide health care services to CHIP (Title XXI) eligible children. To serve CHIP clients, providers need to be enrolled in one of the Heritage Health Plans.
Link to Nebraska Total Care     Link to United Health Care Community Plan of Nebraska   Link to WellCare of Nebraska
CHIP Information:

Phone: 1-855-632-7633 
In Lincoln 402-473-7000
In Omaha 402-595-1178

(Select option for General Information and then option for Customer Service Center)