(KUTV) Utah Governor Gary Herbert is reaching out after a report found his state has the highest rate of uninsured Hispanic children in the United States.
The Georgetown Center for Children and Families and the National Council of La Raza finds that 23.4 percent of Hispanic children in Utah are uninsured — that's nearly two and a half times the national rate.
Under CHIP, well-being and doctor and dental visits are free for the child. Healthcare.gov reports that comprehensive coverage under CHIP includes:
- Routine check-ups
- Doctor visits
- Dental and vision care
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
- Laboratory and X-ray services
- Emergency services
For more information, or to apply for CHIP, reach out to one or more of the following agencies:
- Apply online with the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
- Download an application here and mail it to PO Box 143245 SLC, UT 84114-3245.
- Visit your nearest eligibility office, which you can find here.
- Call the CHIP Hotline at 1-877-KIDS-NOW or 1-877-543-7669.
- Locate your nearest Take Care Utah center at TakeCareUtah.org.
- Call 2-1-1 from anywhere in the State