Medical Assistance

Applying for Medical Assistance or CHIP


You have a few options for applying for medical assistance or CHIP.

You can apply in person, online, by telephone or you can download a copy of the form and mail it in.


How to apply for Medical Assistance:

1) You can apply for or renew your Medical Assistance benefits online by using COMPASS. COMPASS is the name of the website where you can apply for Medical Assistance and many other services that can help you make ends meet.

Apply online at: www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/CMHOM.aspx


2) You can apply by telephone for Health Care Coverage by calling the Consumer Service Center for Health Care Coverage at 1.866.550.4355


3) You can also apply for Medical Assistance by contacting your local county assistance office:

Bucks County Assistance Office

1214 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA 19007

Phone: 215.781.3300 or 1.800.362.1291


4) You can download an application form to send to your county assistance office (above). If you need help completing the form, a county assistance office staff member can assist you.


Click or cut and paste the link below to download an application:

Application for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits (PDF download)

http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/form/p_014338.pdf


If you have questions regarding eligibility for CHIP or MA, or need to access language line to complete your application, the following advocacy group is very helpful:

Public Citizens for Youth and Children (PCCY) : https://www.pccy.org/