Government Assisted Health Coverage for Children
2 Insurance Options for Children: CHIPS and Medicaid (traditional and Disabled Child Living at Home)
Children’s Health Insurance Program
“CHIP provides health coverage for uninsured children up to age 19 years old. To be eligible for CHIP, a child cannot be eligible for Medicaid. At the time of application, children with health insurance are not eligible for CHIP.”
Additional Assistance for Children:
EI – Early Intervention*/Targeted Case Management
“Early Intervention/Targeted Case Management (EI/TCM) is an active, ongoing process that involves activities carried out by a case manager to assist and enable a child (0 to 3 years of age) enrolled and participating in the Mississippi Early Intervention Program gain access to needed medical, social, educational and other services.”
Medically Disabled Child in the Home – link located under ‘Resources’, then ‘Forms’ section, document titled
Gas mileage reimbursement for trips to medical providers is available for Medicaid qualified patients. First, an account must be established with MTM. Once the account is established, a trip number must be obtained prior to every appointment and a healthcare provider’s signature obtained on the form in order to qualify.
Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities -PTI
1 (800) 721-7255
2 Old River Place, Suite M, Jackson, MS 39202
"Everything we do is designed to help parents and families of children with disabilities be the leading voice in planning their child’s road to success."