Program DescriptionThe State Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as SCHIP, provides health care coverage for uninsured infants, children and teenagers in Oklahoma. Oklahoma and every state in the nation have this program. Your child is eligible for SCHIP if your family income meets a certain Federal guideline based on a higher income bracket than the traditional Medicaid program. For example, a family of three could make up to $2,353 a month for a child to qualify for SCHIP. To be eligible for the program, your child also must: be under the age of 19, not be eligible for Medicaid under eligibility rules in effect before November 1997. Uninsured children who meet previous eligibility standards must be enrolled in Medicaid, not SCHIP. The State Children's Health Insurance Program pays for your child's: doctor appointments, prescription medicines, hospital stays, and other health care services.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Oklahoma, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.
Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for this program, please contact your local administering agency:
Program Contact Information
For more information about the Oklahoma Children's Health Insurance Program, call our toll-free number at: 1-800-987-7767
Or visit the Oklahoma Health Care Authority's website at: http://www.okdhs.org/