Medical & Dental Resources

Insurance for those with a low income and/or disability:

CHIP covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19 in Pennsylvania. CHIP is lower cost health insurance that is based on income, and covers all kids. Please click link above for more information.

Information and application assistance for Medical Assistance (Please see below for a guide for students with a disability)

Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) is for those with low income (lower than CHIP) and those with certain disabilities.

In Pennsylvania, you can now apply for, or renew your benefits from home online:

  • COMPASS' website will take you step by step through the application process.
    It can be used to apply for Medical Assistance as well as:
  • Cash Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-food stamps)
  • Child Care Works
  • Long-Term Living Services
  • SelectPlan for Women
  • Health Care Coverage
  • Free School Meals
  • Home Heating Assistance

Some students with disabilities are eligible to receive Medical Assistance and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Please see these How-To Guides for Applying:

How To Apply for Medical Assistance for a Child with a Disability

How To Apply for SSI for a Child with a Disability

*** If you have questions or would like help with applying for health insurance for your child, please call:
PCCY at 215-563-5848 x17

Special Kids Network: This network helps children and youth with special health care needs by helping their families get the services and support they need. If your child has a physical, developmental, or emotional need, you can visit the website. Services are free and include information on health care resources, family support, recreation and leisure activities, and information to address the challenges of your local service system. For more information, call 1-800-986-4550 or visit

Medical Assistance:
Do you have questions regarding Medical Assistance and the application process? Bucks LIFE now offers office hours once a month from 11:30am - 1:00pm. We can help you navigate through this process. If you're interested, please email Pam Keddie at [email protected] or call 215-407-8594 to find out the necessary documents needed to complete the application and the date the meeting will be held

Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership

Toll Free: 800-347-6803


Free and low cost children's dental care for people who are eligible

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