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Becoming a Participating Provider

If you are currently participating in the Texas Children’s Health Plan network, please find additional information on how to navigate the Contracting Gateway system here.

Providers joining an existing provider group may qualify for expedited credentialing. Click here for more information

Becoming a Participating Provider

How to join Texas Children's Health Plan Provider Network 

Thank you for your interest in joining the Texas Children’s Health Plan network. In order to submit a request for consideration, please complete the following steps:

  1. Create a New Provider Record via TCHP Contracting Gateway at
    • New Users are required to create a New Provider Account in TCHP’s Contracting Gateway.
  2. Request New Provider Agreement
    • Once a new account is activated, please allow 10 minutes for account activation prior to submitting a New Provider Agreement Request.
    • New Provider Agreement requests require W9 and provider roster; provided below.
    • Roster template
    • W9 website
    • Step by step instructions for TCHP’s Contracting Gateway can be accessed using the following link: Cobblestone Gateway User Guide
    • Credentialing requirements and process can be found in TCHP’s Provider Manual. For questions on the Contract Gateway process, please contact the Contracting Department via at

      For all other inquiries please contact Provider Network Management: 

      Provider Network Management:
      1-832-828-1004, option 6
      Fax: 1-832-825-9360

      Texas Children's Health Plan operates in the following service delivery areas:

      Areas of Operation
      Open Map

  3. New Provider Orientation

    The assigned Provider Relations Manager will contact new providers to schedule an in-service for your office regarding Texas Children’s Health Plan’s policies and procedures.