Children's Health Insurance (CHIP) & Medicaid

  • CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers parents and pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage, and works closely with its state Medicaid program. CHIP benefits are different in each state. But all states provide comprehensive coverage, including:

    • Routine check-ups
    • Immunizations
    • Doctor visits
    • Prescriptions
    • Dental and vision care
    • Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
    • Laboratory and X-ray services
    • Emergency services


    Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in New Jersey. Even if your children have been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage for them now.


    Medicaid and CHIP provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy. They can also get doctor visits, prescription medications and hospital care when they’re sick, and much more.


    Should individuals be eligible for NJ Family Care, information regarding the Affordable Care Act and Insurance programs can be found at


    How to Get Started


    Call 1-800-701-0710 or TTY 1-800-701-0720 to talk to someone in New Jersey or check out the state websites below. 


    Medicaid/CHIP information in New Jersey:


    Getting Dental Care 

    Your child needs to have Medicaid or CHIP coverage in order to get dental benefits.  Once your child has coverage through Medicaid or CHIP, he or she can get dental care.  Find information about dental care in New Jersey here: