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Important Message About the District’s CHIP Program

Updated as of January 23, 2018

The District's CHIP program is administered by the DC Department of Health Care Finance and provides health coverage for approximately 13,000 children in the District. On January 22, 2018, Congress passed a short-term stop-gap funding measure (H.R. 195) to end the federal government shut-down. As part of the Continuing Resolution, CHIP was extended for 6 years through FY 2023. The District’s CHIP program is now fully funded and there is no ongoing threat to CHIP coverage for the children covered by the program.

On October 16, 2017, Mayors from 31 of the nation’s most influential cities joined Mayor Bowser to urge Congress to pass legislation that would extend CHIP funding for the District and 50 states. The Mayor's letter to Congress on the need for the Reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Contact Information: 

Individuals with questions about CHIP eligibility or benefits can email  [email protected].  
Individuals with general Medicaid eligibility questions can call the ESA Service Center at (202) 727-5356.