Nebraska Medicaid Program

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP Application


 What is CHIP?
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.

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    What does CHIP cover?

    CHIP provides well care for your child in helping to prevent diseases, finding and treating problems early, and maintaining good health and development.

    Regular check-ups include:

    • baby checkups and immunizations
    • immunizations for school-age children
    • yearly checkups for school-age children, including school and sports physicals
    • dental check-ups and dental sealants
    • vision and hearing testing


    CHIP also provides medical care for injuries and illnesses as early as possible .  This is essential in treating or correcting health problems.

    Treatment includes:

    • doctor's visits
    • medications
    • hospital care
    • lab tests/x-rays
    • dental treatment
    • eyeglasses
    • counseling
    • and more...
    • specialty services for children with disabilities or chronic health conditions
    • mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment services
    • counseling

    How can CHIP be my child's health coverage?

    Your child's eligibility to have health coverage through CHIP based primarily on your family's income.

    Children may be eligible:

    • if they are under age 19
    • if they live in Nebraska
    • even if both parents live at home
    • even if one or both parents work full-time

    Do your children qualify for CHIP?

    A simple online screening tool may assist to see if you could qualify. It doesn’t provide an official decision, and you have the right to apply for any programs even if this screening indicates you are not eligible. To use the screening tool, go to:, and click on “Do I Qualify” 

    If you have questions, call toll-free at 1-855-632-7633


    To apply for CHIP: Apply online


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      Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program

    P.O. Box 94926 -- Lincoln, NE  68509-4926 -- (1-855-632-7633)