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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP is not welfare. It is a health insurance program for children ages birth-19. Program eligibility is based on family income, ages of children and family size. Coverage may be free or low-cost.

Basic Information

Organization
W. PA - Caring Foundation for Children, Inc.
Contact Person
Gilroy
Email
linda.gilroy@highmark.com
Phone Number
814-532-5431
Fax Number
814-532-5401
Address
245 Market Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
County
Cambria
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
Western Pennsylvania (29 counties)
Approximate Number Of Families Serviced
60,000 children

Program Information

Social/Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Based in Pittsburgh but available to anyone, "The Caring Place", a free bereavement support program for families.
Basic Living Resources
  • Health resources/advice/advocacy

Assistance Needed

What assistance might your group/program need to better obtain your objective(s) (e.g., identifying potential speakers, gathering information, obtaining publications, etc.)?
We are available to deliver presentations on how to apply for CHIP coverage, to small or large groups. We can also, with appropriate information, help parents and/or grandparents complete CHIP applications on site.