About CHIP

Health care for your child

You want your kids to be healthy. Aetna Better Health can help.

Some of the important benefits covered by your health plan include:

  • Your child’s doctor visits
  • Well-baby and well-child visits
  • Hospital stays
  • X-ray and lab services
  • Vaccines/immunizations

Children in Texas without health insurance may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This program covers office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, and much more. Learn more about enrollment fees and co-pays at yourtexasbenefits.com.

For questions about Aetna Better Health (CHIP), call Member Services at 1-800-245-5380 (Tarrant service areas); 1-866-818-0959 (Bexar service areas) or 1-800-735-2989 (hearing impaired).

Bexar Area: Bexar, Atascosa, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson and Bandera

Tarrant Area: Tarrant, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker and Wise

For a complete list, see our summary of services, or look at our member handbook.

For information on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), go to Health and Human Services (HHSC). Or call the help line 2-1-1 (TTY/Hearing impaired: 7-1-1) or 1-877-541-7905 (after you pick a language, press 2). You can call Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.

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