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Welcome to Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania

You may qualify for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). You can qualify for these programs based on your income, household size and other factors like age or disability. Medicaid and CHIP provide free or low-cost health coverage to thousands of Pennsylvanians. 

It’s easy to get connected to medical, dental and vision benefits. Find out if you qualify:

Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

  • Online. This is the quickest way to find out if you qualify. Log on now to COMPASS.
  • By Phone. Call 1-866-550-4355 or TTY 1-877-202-3021.
  • By Mail. Print a paper application (English|Spanish).
  • In Person. Just visit or call your local county assistance office

Enrollment Broker

If already enrolled in Medicaid, contact:

  • Online
  • Phone Number: 1-800-440-3989 or TTY: 1-800-618-4225

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

  • Online. This is the quickest way to find out if your child qualifies. Log on now to COMPASS.
  • By Mail. You can download a paper application by clicking here (English|Spanish)  

Did you know?

We cover the benefits that are most important to you, like:

As a member of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, you get coverage for:

  • Well-child visits
  • Maternity and new-born care at no cost
  • Family planning services
  • Wellness checkups for infants and children
  • Immunizations(shots) for children up to age 18 years

As a member of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, you get dental benefits which may include:

  • Checkups 2 times a year
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Cleanings and more.

As a member of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, you can speak to a registered nurse any time of the day or night to get expert advice. You can ask questions about how to handle any medical condition.

Vision Coverage for Members Under 21 Years of Age

Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania covers all medically necessary vison services for children under 21 years of age. Children may go to a participating vision provider within the Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania/Superior Vision network.

  • You can get two eye checkups a year, unless more are medically necessary. There’s no waiting period.
  • Members under the age of 21 are eligible for two basic pairs of eyeglasses (frames and lenses) each calendar year. We cover replacement pairs if medically necessary.
  • Members under the age of 21 can substitute contact lens pairs for one or both pairs of eyeglasses.

Vision Coverage for Members 21 Years of Age and Older

Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania covers some vision services for members 21 years of age and older through providers within the Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania/Superior Vision network.

  • You can get two eye checkups a year, unless more are medically necessary. There’s no waiting period.
  • Members age 21 and over can get one pair of basic eyeglasses (frame and lenses) each calendar year.

Eligible members can get a new smartphone and/or better monthly plan at NO COST

Apply today

Our members can apply for mobile phone services at no cost through the government’s Lifeline program.* You’ll also get extra benefits too.

Options include the following at no cost:

  • DEVICE: New Android smartphone or the option to keep your own phone
  • DATA**: 10-500 Megabytes of data each month (minimum)
  • TALK**: 350-500 minutes each month (minimum)
  • TEXT**: 500 to unlimited texts each month (minimum)
  • HEALTH SUPPORT: Useful texts with tips to help you reach your personal health goals

 * Lifeline is a government assistance program, the service is non-transferable, only eligible consumers may enroll in the program, and the program is limited to one discount per household.

 ** Amount depends on the plan you are eligible for. Go to LifelineApply.com/AetnaBetterHealth and put in your zip code.