|"C.H.I.P." is the
Children's Health Insurance Plan. C.H.I.P. offers low-cost or free
health insurance for children younger than 19.
Children qualify if their parents meet
income guidelines based on family size, and if:
||the children are residents of Montana
||the children are US citizens or
||the children do not have health
insurance now and have not had it for the past three months (there
are some exceptions)
||the children have parents who do not
work for the State of Montana
Families who go to IHS can apply too.
There are small co-payments for some
families. No family pays more than $215. a year in co-payments. There
are no co-payments for well child checkups, shots or dental visits.
There are no premiums for families to pay. The Montana Department of
Public Health and Human Services pays the premium each month for each
Applications are available at the Big
Horn County Public Health Office, the WIC office, Head Start, IHS and
the Public Assistance Office.
Call the Family Health Line at 1-877-KIDSNOW. The call is free. Ask for
an application to fill out and mail in.