Community Resources in the Philadelphia Region

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Millions of children and teens qualify for free or low-cost health and dental coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program. CHIP is administered by states according to federal requirements and funded by states and the federal government. It provides health coverage to eligible children through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs. Program names vary. Learn about coverage options for your family at

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs)


State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) offer free local, personalized counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. SHIPs can help you with:
  • Your Medicare questions, including your benefits, coverage, premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance
  • Complaints and appeals
  • Joining or leaving a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), any other Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)
  • And more!
Find contact information for your state's SHIPs.


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Call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit


Dept of VA Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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