Idaho has a Medicaid program (which covers children up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level, or FPL), and an Expanded Medicaid program, also known as “CHIP”, which covers children up to 185% FPL. Combined, these programs are called as the “Idaho Health Plan: Coverage For Children”. Most Idahoans commonly refer to these programs as “Medicaid”.
What services are covered by the children’s CHIP/Medicaid program in Idaho?
In Idaho, services covered by children’s CHIP/Medicaid include:
- Well-child visits
- Doctor visits
- Other benefits
How can my child apply?
There are several ways for parents or caretakers to apply for Idaho’s CHIP/Medicaid coverage for their children. They can:
- Fill out a short 3-page form to apply only for children’s CHIP/Medicaid coverage
- Fill out the long form, which is an application for several types of benefits (including food assistance)
- Go in to a local Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (DHW) office to apply (click here to find a local office, or call 2-1-1)