The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health insurance at little or no cost to South Dakota children who meet certain eligibility guidelines.
CHIP provides health insurance coverage to uninsured children whose family income is up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level (monthly income of $3,534 for a family of four). Children who already have private health insurance may also be eligible for CHIP paying deductibles, co-payments and other medical services not covered by their private policy.
Applications must be mailed or faxed. If you would like an interview, you may request one.
If you need assistance filling out the application or have questions, contact your local DSS office. For more information, you can also call 1-800-305-3064.
Children who are eligible are entitled to full Medical Assistance coverage and Well-Child Care Exams. The program may go back and cover medical services a child received three months prior to applying for CHIP. The start of medical coverage is based on the date the application is received in the DSS office serving your county.