Comprehensive Coverage for Children and Teens

CHIP is short for the Children’s Health Insurance Program - WVCHIP was created to help working families who do not have health insurance for their children.

CHIP, West Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program

There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance - maybe their parents lost a job, don’t have health insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much.

You may apply for CHIP coverage by calling 1-877-WVA-CHIP Monday - Friday 8AM - 8PM.

In the service area of West Virginia, uninsured children and teens under age 19 may qualify for coverage through West Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if they are not eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid).