CHIP Perinatal

What is CHIP Perinatal?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Care offers prenatal care to the unborn baby of pregnant women who cannot get Medicaid.

CHIP Perinatal Benefits

  • Up to 20 prenatal visits
  • Prescriptions and prenatal vitamins
  • Labor with delivery of the baby
  • Two checkups for the mother after the baby is born
  • Checkups, immunizations and prescriptions for the baby after the baby leaves the hospital

Driscoll Health Plan offers the CHIP plan in the following counties:

Nueces Service Area

  • Aransas
  • Bee
  • Brooks
  • Calhoun
  • Goliad
  • Jim Wells
  • Karnes

  • Kenedy
  • Kleberg
  • Live Oak
  • Nueces
  • Refugio
  • San Patricio
  • Victoria


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CHIP Perinatal Member Handbook
(updated September 2023)

Nueces Providers Directory
(updated 12-04-2023)

CHIP Perinate Value-Added Services (VAS) – VAS are extra services for Driscoll Health Plan (DHP) pregnant members.
Extra services are valid from September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024.
Restrictions and/or limitations apply.

Type of Benefit Description of Benefit Restrictions or Limitations
Asthma $20 gift card after five months of continuous asthma controller medication refills.
  • Must meet medical criteria
  • Refills must be continuous
Two hypoallergenic pillow covers and bed covers. Must meet medical criteria
Gifts for Completing Checkups $25 gift card for completing a mental health follow-up.
  • Ages 6 years and older
  • Follow-up must be with a mental health practitioner
  • Must be within 7 days of discharge from an in-patient mental health hospital
$25 gift card for completing a prenatal checkup.
  • Must be within the first trimester or within 42 days of joining DHP
  • One gift card per member, per pregnancy
Dental Care Up to $500 in dental care services. Includes:

  • Dental exam
  • Fillings
  • X-rays
  • Two teeth cleanings
  • Extractions
  • Gum treatment
Ages 19 and older
Extra help for Pregnant Members

For a listing of our baby showers and parenting classes, visit:



Classes may be available at select locations, in person, or virtual.

$100 gift card for attending a Get Ready for Baby educational baby shower. One gift card per member per pregnancy
$20 gift card for completing a Pregnancy Health Risk Assessment (HRA).
  • Must be a new pregnant member
  • Must complete the Pregnancy HRA
Nutritional counseling with a nutritionist.
  • Must not qualify for other nutritional counseling programs
  • Must be a pregnant member
Parenting classes are available to moms. Must attend a class within 120 days of delivery
One year membership of SHIPT grocery delivery service for high-risk pregnant members. Must be identified as having a high-risk pregnancy
Transportation Rides to any local health-related visit or appointment.


  • Doctor appointments
  • Specialty appointments
  • Social Security Administration office
  • DHP sponsored events


  • Must be within the Nueces service area
  • Must be within 25-mile radius, or upon approval
  • Request for a ride must be made two days prior to the visit
  • Up to 5 riders including DHP member and parent or attendant
  • Visits outside of Driscoll network or service area will require prior authorization by DHP
Health and Wellness


Up to $75 in gift cards for completing a DHP or Case Management educational program. Classes may be available in person or virtual

  • Must be registered for classes
  • Must not be related to any other VAS
Up to $60 in gift cards for completing a Triple P session.
  • One $20 gift card per class, up to three gift cards per family
  • Must be enrolled in Triple P session
  • Must complete each Triple P class
  • Must meet medical criteria
  • Must complete one age group per level
  • Limited to two different levels
$25 gift card when you get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Up to two vaccines per year
  • Must submit a copy of the vaccination card
$20 gift card for completing a Child Passenger Safety class.
  • Must complete a Child Passenger Safety class
  • One gift card per family
Lice removal treatment
  • Up to three visits per year
  • PCP referral is required
  • Participating clinics only
  • May treat family members if DHP member qualifies for treatment
Menstrual cycle kit
  • Up to three kits per year
  • Member must request kit
24-hour Nurse Advice Line available 24 hours 7 days a week.
Over-the-Counter Benefits $50 gift card for over-the-counter items. Ages 13-18

  • Must have 6 months of continuous eligibility
  • Must have completed one Well-Child checkup within 12 months
  • Must download and register in the DHP Mobile App
Up to 20% discount on over-the-counter items at the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Pharmacy.
  • Must show your DHP member ID card
  • CHIP covered benefits are not included

CHIP Service Area

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