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How to Apply 

See if you qualify

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Income guidelines 

Fill out an application

  1. Online at
  2. Come to our application assistance events

Due to COVID-19 we are not holding any application assistance events at this time. But, we can help you by phone. Call 1-800-964-2247 and we will help with your application.

Once you qualify the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will mail you a welcome packet. Your packet will tell you about the health plans and doctors available in your area.

How to join Cook Children's Health Plan

Once you are eligible, the enrollment broker will send you an enrollment packet.

  1. Fill out the packet and write "Cook Children's Health Plan" as your health plan.
  2. Pick a Primary Care Provider (PCP) for your child(ren).

You can also call the enrollment broker at 1-800-964-2777 and let them know your choices.

Important: If you don't pick a health plan or PCP the enrollment broker will pick one for you!

Call toll-free 1-800-964-2247 to learn more.