Medical Assistance and Insurance
Medical Assistance (MA) offers the broadest range of medical and mental health coverage for persons under 21 of any insurance plan. Services rarely covered by employer provided insurances such as wraparound services, prescriptions, transportation to and from medical appointments and physical, speech, and occupational therapy without annual or lifetime caps are available. MA can be a child's primary or supplemental insurance.
Many children who are eligible for special education are also eligible for MA, regardless of their parents' income. The final determination of eligibility is made by the Montgomery Count Assistance Office.
Additionally, if your child qualifies for MA, with your permission the School District of Springfield Township can receive federal funding for a number of the health-related services that your child receives in school. This will NOT interfere with your child's access to services outside of school.
Apply for Medical Assistance here.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Apply for CHIP here.
If you have questions contact your School Social Worker.