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The West Virginia Medicaid program provides limited health care coverage for the testing and diagnosis of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the uninsured. If you or your child (ren) are experiencing symptoms that may be associated with a possible COVID-19 infection, you may be eligible to receive this limited coverage. This coverage can also include assistance with outpatient prescription drug coverage for a possible or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. For more information on how to apply for the COVID-19 testing coverage, please visit the West Virginia Medicaid website at dhhr.wv.gov/bms.
No additional action is required at this time to maintain your benefits.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor for guidance before taking action. One of the greatest dangers associated with COVID-19 is that hospital emergency departments will be overwhelmed. Individuals experiencing mild symptoms (fever, cough, other cold like symptoms) call your doctor before taking other actions. Emergency rooms are for emergencies only

WVCHIP is not charging premiums throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The online premium payment system has been taken down during this time. The system will become available once the emergency has been lifted.
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What is CHIP?

WVCHIP was created to help working families who do not have health insurance for their children.

You want your kids to be healthy. One good way to keep them healthy is making sure they get medical care. Children who get good medical care have a better chance of being healthy and doing well in school...read more about CHIP




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JUN
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Prior Authorizations Reinstated June 15, 2020
Prior Authorizations, previously put on hold due to the State of Emergency during the COVID-19 Pandemic, will be reinstated as of June 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Information for Insured, Uninsured Individuals and Providers
Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Information for Insured, Uninsured Individuals and Providers.

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Helpful Information For Families Applying for Coverage
Information regarding Stimulus Payments and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensations, on how they affect or do not affect Eligibility when applying for coverage.

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