CHIP and Children’s Medicaid

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CHIP and Children’s Medicaid both cover services needed to keep kids healthy, including:

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

If a child getting Medicaid has a disability or long-lasting illness, we will find out if the child can get special services.

Children’s Medicaid is free

If we find your child can get Children’s Medicaid, there is no cost to you for service.

CHIP fees vary based on your income

If we find your child can get CHIP, your enrollment fee and co-pays will be based on your family’s income. Enrollment fees are $50 or less per family, per year. Co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions range from $3 to $5 for lower-income families and $20 to $35 for higher-income families.  2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is an available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.



Our intention is to make healthcare as accessible as possible! Because of this, we gladly see any patient for urgent care services that walks in our doors.


Walk in our doors when we’re open and we’ll do our best to take care of your urgent needs and help you find your next step for long term solutions. We recommend a $10 donation to help cover your visit.


Mon/Tues: 9am-3pm
Wed/Thurs: 9am-3:30pm
Fri/Select Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Medicaid and CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers low-cost health coverage for children from birth through age 18. CHIP is designed for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to buy private health coverage.

Click here to be taken directly to the CHIP website for more details.

Some people with little or no money might be able to get health benefits through a variety of state programs.

If you can’t get benefits from one of these programs, there are other options. Find health insurance by going to

Click here to apply for Medicaid coverage. See if you qualify for Medicaid based on income alone.

Find out if your state is expanding Medicaid and if you qualify based only on your income. We’ll also tell you if you qualify for savings on a health insurance plan instead. Click here to find out.

Medicaid for Adults

Go to and start an application for CHIP and Children’s Medicaid.

A person:

  • Either: (1) is age 65 or older, or (2) has a disability that is expected to last a year or longer.
  • Needs 30 or more days of non-stop, long-term care.
  • On SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • Has little or no money.
  • Doesn’t own or is not paying for items over a certain value. (Items that aren’t counted are homes, vehicles, limited amount of burial funds, personal belongings, and some types of life insurance.)
  • Have a physical, intellectual, developmental, or mental disability.
  • Are working
  • Don’t live all the time in a nursing home, state hospital, or intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities.


A person who gets Medicaid for long-term care must pay part of the cost by first using all his or her own money, except for a small monthly amount for personal needs and costs like health insurance premiums.

People that “buy-in” to Medicaid coverage by making monthly payments.

If you have Medicaid coverage, there is a Medicare saving program that helps pay for some or all the Medicare monthly payments.

Again, go to for the programs that are provided.


Emergency Dentists in Dallas


Emergency Dental Care USA in Farmers Branch provides a full range of emergency, general and cosmetic dental services to those in need of convenient dental care in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our services include:

  • Root canals
  • Common extractions
  • Surgical extractions
  • Implants
  • Dentures
  • Broken teeth
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Crowns/bridges
  • Routine cleanings
  • Toothaches
  • Cavities/fillings
  • Swollen jaw
  • Periodontal scaling
  • Partials


Hours for Thursday
9am – 9pm
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Emergency Dental Care USA

Dallas’s urgent care dentist
4801 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 30
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
phone (214) 960-5656


VCare Clinic Carrollton

Medical & Dental

The Texas International Institute of Health Professions provides equitable and affordable access to high-quality health care services to low-income and uninsured families.

The Texas International Institute of Health Professions commenced its operation in 2012 and provides comprehensive and integrated primary health care, family health, dental and specialty care services to low-income and uninsured Texans.

Medical & Dental
1445 Mac Arthur Drive, Suite # 122
Carrollton, Texas 75007
Phone: 972-245-1200
Fax: 972-245-9140

9 am – 3 pm Mon – Fri
9 am – 1 pm Sat

Health Services of North Texas

We gladly accept Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, most Medical Insurance and offer a sliding fee scale.

Health Services of North Texas, Inc. (HSNT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing excellent medical care for the entire family from newborns to grandparents including prenatal care, counseling services, as well as chronic and infectious disease care management.

At Health Services of North Texas, our staff is committed to providing compassionate service using an approach that provides the highest level of care, while giving our patients the tools they need to take charge of their health. HSNT is a responsive organization with a long history of providing for the changing needs of our communities.

Need to Contact Us:

For appointments at any of our locations
please call toll free (800) 974-2437 or (940) 381-1501

Mailing Address:
Health Services of North Texas
4401 N. I-35 Suite 312
Denton, TX 76207



Making healthcare a reality for every kid.

Providing quality, compassionate, family-centered healthcare to North Texas children with limited access to care.

PediPlace is a non-profit pediatric healthcare practice for children from birth through eighteen years of age who are uninsured or who qualify for Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) benefits.

PediPlace is designated by the State of Texas as a site serving a medically underserved population. We provide a medical home for children that tend to be from low income families who otherwise would go without care or who would unnecessarily use the emergency room.

Click here for more info on programs and services offered.

Our service model, primarily utilizing nurse practitioners and physician assistants, provides quality care at lower costs. While not a free clinic, PediPlace will not deny services if a family is unable to pay.

CLick here to get contact info.


Medicaid/CHIP – Healthcare representative onsite at Metrocrest Services: T/W/F 8:30-5:00

Representative onsite at Metrocrest Services: T/W/F 8:30-5:00

Helping individuals in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and the city of Dallas in Denton county.

Your Local Source for Support During Times of Need

Our focus is assisting families, individuals, and senior adults who are coping with crisis situations, need help stabilizing their lives, or who require support to live independently.

In a time of crisis, Metrocrest Services is here to help. We’re committed to building a strongercommunity together.

Call 972-446-2100 for details or to request an appointment.