Become a member

You may qualify for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). You can qualify for these programs based on you income, household size and other factors like age or disability. Medicaid and CHIP provide free or low-cost health coverage to thousands of Pennsylvanians.

How does health insurance help me?

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health insurance covers the cost doctor’s visits, medical tests, dental care and treatment for disease or other conditions.

Without health insurance, you may not get the benefits you need. Benefits that can identify disease early and support good health. Without health insurance, you could be responsible for your health care costs, including emergency room visits.

You should see your doctor and dentist at least once a year even if you aren’t sick. These visits are called “preventive care”. They are one of the best things you can do to Live Healthy. You can keep track of how your body is doing. Your doctor will help you know if you need to change your diet or daily routine to help prevent problems.

Get connected to medical, dental and vision benefits.

Apply today!

Medical Assistance

  • Online. This is the quickest way to find out if you qualify. Log on now to COMPASS.
  • By Phone. Call 1-866-550-4355 or TTY 1-877-202-3021.
  • By Mail. Simply visit the HealthChoices website to print a paper application.
  • In Person. Just visit or call your local county assistance office.


  • Online. This is the quickest way to find out if your child qualifies. Log on now to COMPASS.
  • By Mail. You can download a paper application by clicking here.