Did you know that an estimated one in five children between the ages of 5-11 has at least one untreated decayed tooth? Additionally, one in seven adolescents between the ages of 12-19 has one untreated decayed tooth. Even despite practicing oral hygiene from home, children are susceptible to developing cavities and tooth decay. This is why routine dental checkups and cleanings are so important to your child’s oral and overall health.
But, what if you don’t have health or dental insurance for your child? Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), may be exactly what you need. In partnership with CHIP, Keystone Health Plan East, Inc. helps determine your child’s eligibility for free, low-cost, or full-cost Keystone HMO CHIP insurance.
Apply For Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for Pediatric Dentistry Coverage
A dentist ensures that your child is practicing the best oral hygiene habits, can detect any potential problems, and provides preventative pediatric dental services (such as X-rays and fluoride varnishes). But, if you don’t have dental insurance or are concerned that you may not be able to afford pediatric dental services, you may be hesitant about booking a visit. At Penn Dental Family Practice, we understand these concerns.
As part of our dedication to ensuring that our patients receive the highest-quality dental care at affordable prices, we encourage families to apply for CHIP.
CHIP is a state- and federally-funded health insurance program that provides medical, dental, vision, hearing, and prescription drug coverage for children. In partnership with CHIP, Keystone Health Plan East, Inc. will help you determine your child’s eligibility for free, low-cost, or full-cost Keystone HMO CHIP insurance.
Often, many pediatric dental services are covered by CHIP, such as:
- Checkups and cleanings
- Diagnostic services
- Root canal therapy
- *Some additional procedures may be applicable (depending on eligibility)
Who is Eligible for CHIP?
CHIP is available for families residing in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. And, no family makes too much money to enroll. Once you apply for CHIP, Keystone Health Plan East, Inc. you will be notified as to whether your health insurance coverage will be free, low-cost, or full-cost.
Once You Determine Your Eligibility, We’ll Help With Everything Else
After you receive notification of your CHIP eligibility, our Penn Dental Family Practice team will help you set up a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child. We treat children of all ages, (beginning as early as age one!), including children with special needs.
Our pediatric dental team consists of experts in their field, including practitioners who also serve at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to teaching the next generation of pediatric dentists, our pediatric dental experts offer patients innovative and leading dentistry techniques for best outcomes and continued positive oral health.
If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to apply for or learn more about Keystone HMO CHIP insurance by clicking here.
You can also schedule an appointment at any time. Or, contact Penn Dental Family Practice today, (215) 898-PDFP for questions.