Enhancing the health, education, and social well-being of low-income and underserved people in the greater Houston metropolitan area through its many health care programs, training programs and community service programs, including the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP/Medicaid is healthcare program that assists families and children in Texas without health insurance. Children may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Families with children that get CHIP pay no more than $50 a year for health care coverage. Some families with CHIP also may need to pay co-pays for some services.


  • Choice of doctors, regular check-ups, and office visits
  • Prescription drugs and vaccines
  • Dentist visits, cleanings, braces and fillings
  • Hospital care and services
  • Access to medical specialists and mental health care
  • Medical supplies, X-rays, and lab tests
  • Treatment of special health needs
  • Treatment of pre-existing conditions

Income Guidelines for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

May qualify for CHIP
Family Members Adults + children Monthly Family Income Yearly Family Income
1 $2,039 $24,473
2 $2,750 $33,001
3 $3,461 $41,530
4 $4,172 $50,058
5 $4,878 $58,537
6 $5,593 $67,115
7 $6,306 $75,668
8 $7,020 $84,246



  • Texas I.D.
  • Social Security Card
  • Citizenship (Passport or Birth Certificate) or Green Card
  • Most recent income tax
  • 3 paycheck stubs within the last 60 days, if working
  • Proof of pregnancy (if necessary)
  • Proof of child care (if necessary)