Children’s Health Insurance Program & Child’s Health

  • Contact the CHIP/Medicaid Consumer Education Office at 1-877-543-7669 or go to www.texcarepartnership.com. CHIP covers the health care of children from birth through age 18 whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.
  • For information on required immunizations and schedules, go to the Texas Department of Health at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/default.shtm or call 1-800-252-9152.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)—a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC offers a free supplemental nutrition program to those who qualify. For information go to www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/default.shtm
  • Call-A-Nurse for Children—A service of Methodist Healthcare. Call-A-Nurse for Children is a special telephone service from the Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas, which provides immediate help regarding your child’s health concerns. Call 22-Nurse in San Antonio or 1-877-647-7440. You can also access their website at www.SAHealth.com
  • Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) of the American Academy of Pediatrics go to www.aap.org/catch/ or call 1-800-433-9016 ext. 7085.
  • Healthy Child Care America go to www.healthychildcare.org or www.aap.org and click on heath topics
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau – Their primary responsibility is to promote and improve the health of our country’s mothers and children. http://mchb.hrsa.gov
  • The Child Care Nutrition Resource System provides recipes, resources and information on preparing meals and food safety for providers that participate in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). – http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/ .

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