How Do I Qualify?

Here’s how you qualify for Medicaid/CHIP

At El Paso Health, we want to help you apply for Medicaid/CHIP. To apply for Medicaid/CHIP, please visit
or call 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905.

CHIP Helpline – 1-800-964-2777
STAR Helpline – 1-877-782-6440

If you would like our assistance with the Medicaid/CHIP application you can call our office and make an appointment. Here are our hours of operation and address:

El Paso Health
1145 Westmoreland Dr.
El Paso, TX 79925
915-532-3778 or 1-877-532-3778
OPEN from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday

Application assistance from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday.

Who can qualify?

  • Age 18 or younger ( some children up to 20 years of age may qualify for Medicaid)
  • A Texas resident
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

Who can apply?

  • Any adult who lives more than half the time with an uninsured child may apply. This includes parents, stepparents, grandparents, other relatives, legal guardians, or adult brothers or sisters.
  • Anyone age 19 or younger who lives on their own can apply
  • A pregnant person of any age can apply for CHIP perinatal services for her unborn child or apply for Medicaid

STAR and CHIP Helpline

Once you apply for Medicaid or CHIP, you will get an enrollment package.
You will need to call the STAR/CHIP Help Line at: 1-800-964-2777
TTY 711 or 1-800-735-2989

Tell them you want El Paso Health as your health plan.

They are open from Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time. They also have weekend coverage.

You can get assistance with enrolling or changing your health plan.

What if I am not a U.S. citizen or Legal Resident?

The citizenship or legal status of the parents is a question that is not asked. Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident in Texas to be considered for Medicaid/CHIP services.

We look forward to helping you! Call us today!
915-532-3778 or 1-877-532-3778

You can use the chart below to see if your child may qualify for CHIP or Medicaid services. Find your family size on the left. The chart shows the maximum monthly and annual income amount to qualify for either Medicaid or CHIP.

Medicaid and CHIP Income Guidelines – Texas

Find your family size on the May Qualify For Children’s Medicaid chart. Is the money your family makes the same or less than the monthly or yearly income? (Income is money you get paid before taxes are taken out.) If so, your children might get Medicaid.

*A family of one might be a child who does not live with a parent or other relative.

If your income is higher, your children might get CHIP if the money your family makes is the same or less than the monthly or yearly income shown in the May Qualify For CHIP chart.

Children of families that earn higher incomes may also qualify in some cases.