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Community Health Access Program

Get health coverage at low or no cost to you

Individuals and families who can’t get any other coverage can apply for the Community Health Access Program (CHAP) from Kaiser Permanente.

What is the Community Health Access Program?

The Community Health Access Program (CHAP) provides health coverage for adults and dependent children who don’t have access to other health coverage. Community Health Access Program (CHAP) members receive financial help paying monthly premiums and have no out-of-pocket costs for most care at Kaiser Permanente facilities.

Learn more about the Community Health Access Program

Who is eligible for CHAP?

You or your family may qualify if you live in a Kaiser Permanente service area and meet these requirements:

  • Reside in Maryland or Virginia
  • Live in a household with an income of no more than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Have no access to any other private, public or employer-based health care or coverage

You don’t need to be U.S. citizens to qualify for the Community Health Access Program.

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Applying for CHAP

You may apply for CHAP during the open enrollment period, which runs from November 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018.

Send completed paperwork by:
December 15, 2018

To start coverage on:
January 1, 2019

Learn more about how to apply for CHAP



* Continued eligibility for the Community Health Access Program is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to close enrollment or change the CHAP eligibility requirements at any time.

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