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The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides comprehensive free or low-cost healthcare benefits to children whose parents or guardians do not qualify for Medicaid. CHIP is a federal program, and each state/territory has flexibility to design their own CHIP program within federal guidelines. Therefore, CHIP benefits may differ in each state/territory.
CHIP benefits may include annual check-ups, hospital visits, dental insurance, vision insurance and more. All services are provided through medical providers that participate in the CHIP program. Not all doctors and medical facilities accept CHIP patients.
Learn more about CHIP benefits here.
The Oklahoma state CHIP program is called SoonerCare. It is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. For more information about SoonerCare, click here.
A child may receive CHIP benefits in Oklahoma for as long as he or she qualifies for the program. A participant’s qualifications are determined by their age and their household’s monthly gross income. To learn more about eligibility and qualifying for SoonerCare, click here.
If a child is eligible for CHIP, the following services will be covered:
Other services may also be covered depending on the child’s needs.
For more information about the services covered and what medical assistance you can receive, call the SoonerCare Helpline at 1 (800) 987-7767 or review the Oklahoma SoonerCare overview here.
To qualify for CHIP in Oklahoma, a child must meet the following criteria:
For more information on Oklahoma’s household income limits and other eligibility criteria to qualify for CHIP, click here.
SoonerCare does not charge a premium for coverage. When your child receives covered medical services, your copay will be up to 5% of your gross income.
For more information on the cost of CHIP benefits in Oklahoma, call the SoonerCare Helpline at 1 (800) 987-7767.
Before applying for SoonerCare, complete the following three steps:
Learn about the income limits and other eligibility criteria here.
To apply for CHIP online, you can create an account through SoonerCare Online Enrollment here.
To apply for CHIP in person, click here to find your nearest Oklahoma Department of Human Services office location.
To apply for CHIP by phone, call 1 (800) 318-2596.
To apply for CHIP by mail, fill out the Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs found here and send it to the following address:
Health Insurance Marketplace
Dept. of Health and Human Services
465 Industrial Blvd.
London, KY 40750-0001
For a copy of the Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs in Spanish, click here.
Depending on your method of application, you can check your application status in the following ways:
You will receive a determination letter in the mail notifying you of your eligibility for CHIP within two weeks of applying. This timeline may be extended if the Department of Human Services requires more information from you to process your application.
For more information about what happens after you apply for SoonerCare, you can contact the SoonerCare Helpline at 1 (800) 987-7767.
If you do not agree with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ decision to deny your CHIP benefits, you can file an appeal after you receive your eligibility determination in the mail.
Your determination letter will include instructions to file an appeal and the date that you must submit your request by.
If you have any further questions regarding the appeals process, you can contact the SoonerCare Helpline at 1 (800) 987-7767.
To transfer your child from your current insurance to CHIP benefits, you will need to contact your current health insurance provider and ask a representative to discontinue their insurance coverage.
You can find your insurance company’s customer service number on your health insurance card.
If you have any questions about the insurance transfer process, contact the SoonerCare Helpline at 1 (800) 987-7767.
If you have any further questions about SoonerCare or CHIP, call the SoonerCare Helpline at 1 (800) 987-7767.
You can also contact your local Oklahoma Department of Human Services office for assistance. Find your nearest office location and contact information here.
Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
While we are not affiliated with the government in any way, our private company engaged writers to research the Children’s Health Insurance Program and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process.
Our free CHIP Guide is filled with helpful information about how to apply, program eligibility and how to get in touch with local offices. You can view or download our free guide here.