Helping Children in Our Community

Children's Medical Center helps parents sign up their kids for CHIP.

Nancy Dansby goes over paperwork with Rosala Rodriquez and
Jose Gonzalez to sign up their twin daughters, Claudia and Maria Gonzalez, for CHIP.

Children’s recently partnered with the Community Council of Greater Dallas to host a Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) application assistance event at MyChildren’s Bachman Lake. Bilingual outreach representatives were on hand to consult with 49 families and assist them with the application process for more than 80 children.


Crystal Perez hands 6-year-old Patricia DeLeon a puzzle and coloring books to help pass the time while her mother gets assistance filling out a CHIP application.

More than 117,000 children in Dallas County have no health insurance, but many are eligible for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid or CHIP. Medicaid and CHIP coverage includes doctor visits, immunizations, hospitalizations, prescriptions, dental and vision care.

For more information about the health issues affecting children in Dallas and North Texas, read our 2011 and 2012 beyond abc reports.

To learn more about Medicaid and CHIP and to see if your children qualify for coverage, visit


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