Attention CHIP Members

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 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 will not have to co-pay for the following types of doctor visits:

  • Checkups
  • 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 copay amount was determined based on your income when you enrolled in CHIP. You do not have a copay for CHIP services if you are:

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

If you have any questions, call Member Services at 210-227-2347 (local) or 1-800-434-2347 (toll-free). TTY users can call 1-800-390-1175 or 711.

IMPORTANT: Update your contact information at or the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage your benefits and update HHSC of any changes, like a new address or income.

⚠❗ Attention Community First Members! The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has ended. All Medicaid and CHIP Members must renew their coverage to keep receiving benefits.

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