CHIP Perinatal Program


If you are pregnant, a Texas resident, you don’t have insurance, and you cannot get Medicaid, you may be able to get perinatal coverage from CHIP. This coverage is for your unborn baby. CHIP Perinatal covers labor, delivery, and your baby’s health and medical services for the first months of life.

Community First Health Plans is the only non-profit, locally owned health plan available in our service area. As a Member of our plan, Community First offers you extra health care benefits called Value-Added Services. These are in addition to those benefits provided by the CHIP Perinatal program.

CHIP Perinatal Value-Added Services

As a Community First Member, you will receive both benefits provided by the CHIP Perinatal program and extra benefits exclusive to Community First Members called Value-Added Services. These include gift card incentives, pregnacy support, health and wellness programs, and much more.

Click the button below to review the current Value-Added Services available to Community First CHIP Perinatal Members.

CHIP Perinatal Benefits

  • Up to 20 prenatal visits
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • The cost of giving birth*
  • Two doctor visits for mom after the birth of the baby
  • Regular checkups, vaccines, and prescriptions for your baby

*Hospital and other costs related to labor with delivery of the baby. Costs from labor that does not result in a birth and false labor are not covered.

To find out more and to apply, visit You can also call 2-1-1.

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Your CHIP Perinatal Member Handbook and our bi-annual Community First Member Newsletters are available to you in print, free of charge, and mailed within 5 days. For your free copy, call 1-800-434-2347 or make a request through your secure Member Portal.

For more information about how your health plan works, please read the CHIP Perinatal Member Handbook and your Evidence of Coverage.

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⚠❗ 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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