You’re pregnant in Texas and you do not know what to do. Do you know what is perinatal chip?

A common history for Venezuelans who are now emigrating.

Here’s how the state of Texas can help you with your pregnancy and delivery.

Perinatal Chip in Texas

Pregnant in Texas – Perinatal Chip

Migrating is already difficult and if you add migrate pregnant even more complicated.

A pregnancy brings many expenses and when you decide to emigrate until the last penny saved account since you do not know when you will need it.

In this article I want to explain how you can opt for medical insurance for your pregnancy and childbirth in the State of Texas.

Houston Texas

It is important to keep in mind that each state is different, each state has its laws. This I explain to you applies for Texas.

If you are pregnant in Texas

The State of Texas is noble and helps immigrants.

This benefit is granted regardless of your immigration status.

What is CHIP Perinatal?

The perinatal coverage of Chip is a benefit or help received by pregnant women, without health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid residing in the state of Texas.

This coverage allows to have some benefits to the baby while it is brewing, that is, during pregnancy, including labor and delivery, as well as the medical services of your baby for the first months of life.

pregnancy in Texas

Which includes the perinatal chip

This coverage allows you to attend up to 20 medical consultations related to pregnancy, meaning that if you fracture an arm you are not covered as it is not related to pregnancy.

It also covers vitamins and medicines related to pregnancy, including treatments for diabetes.

It also includes tests related to pregnancy, vaccines and two consultations after delivery.

Ways to request help

When you arrive in Texas you should start your paperwork as soon as possible since the approval takes a few weeks and you will be somewhat distressed to know the status of your baby.

In Texas there is Health and Human Services, it is through this office that the aid is processed.

You may also be interested in WIC Texas classes online

But … how to start …

You have different options which depends on the speed or urgency you have for a doctor to see you.

On the website

  1. Enter the portal https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home
  2. Create your user
  3. Click where it says Request Benefits
  4. Follow the steps indicated there, placing the information requested and the attached documents that you request.
  5. Wait 15 days for answers about your application by mail.
  6. You will receive a letter indicating that your application was approved.
  7. Then you should wait for a correspondence where it tells you the available insurance options. If you are in a hurry because of the medical consultation you can call 211 and ask for your CHIP Perinatal number with which you can already process your medical appointment.

For the app of your cell phone

  1. Download the Your Texas Benefits app
  2. Create your user
  3. Make the benefit request.
  4. As for the web page, you must wait for a response by postal mail within a period of 15 days.
  5. Then you should wait for a correspondence where it tells you the available insurance options. If you are in a hurry because of the medical consultation you can call 211 and ask for your CHIP Perinatal number with which you can already process your medical appointment.

Through one of the offices of Health and Human Services.

  1. Locate by your gps the Health and Human Services office closest to your home.
  2. Go there and ask some of the people in the entrance to help you to make the application.
  3. After the application you can go home to wait for the 15-day period or you can request an interview right there.
  4. When requesting an interview, a worker will assist you, who will ask you for a series of information and will tell you if your request is approved or not.
  5. When you approve it, they will indicate a CHIP Perinatal number with which you can process your medical appointment.

By telephone

  1. Call 211
  2. Select apply for benefits and follow the steps of the system.

Documents to apply to the Perinatal Chip

Proof of income:

  • Check stub of the last two months of all the people who live with you. If the income is in cash there is a form filled out stating how much the income is.

Proof of household expenses.

  • Rent
  • Water
  • Light
  • Phone
  • Car fee
  • All household expenses. I mean everything

Migratory state:

If you own it, you must present one of these tests.

  • I94
  • I-551
  • Birth certificate in the USA
  • USA Passport

After the delivery, coverage is lost

Once the baby is born, you have coverage for the following 6 weeks in which you can attend a maximum of two appointments.

The baby at birth automatically has Medicaid or Chip depending on the income that the family group has at the time of delivery.

If you have any questions, you can write it in the comments and I will answer it as soon as possible.

Or if you have information that you can provide you can do so in the comments and thus help other mothers in the process.