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Co-pays for Some CHIP Services Will Resume Starting May 12, 2023

Date: 03/23/23

You may have a co-pay for CHIP services starting May 12, 2023.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) waived co-pays for doctor visits for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members. This will end on May 11, 2023.

For most types of doctor visits scheduled on or after May 12, 2023, you’ll have to pay a co-pay. You won’t have to co-pay for the following types of doctor visits:

  • Check-ups.
  • Mental health and substance use disorder treatment services.
  • COVID-19-related office visits for COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and treatment.

The amount you’ll need to co-pay is listed on your CHIP member ID card.

Your co-pay amount was determined based on your income when you enrolled in CHIP. You don’t have to co-pay for CHIP services if you are:

  • Native American;
  • An Alaska Native;
  • A CHIP Perinatal member.

If you have any questions, call Superior Member Services at the number on the back of your ID card. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

You can use or the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage your benefits and update HHSC of any changes, like a new address or income.