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Effective Date: 



Updated: 7/2002


  • To explain the purpose of the Health Care Orientation.
  • To explain what Medicaid is and what services it provides.
  • To explain what Texas Health Steps is and what services it provides.
  • To explain what the Medicaid ID is and how to use it.
  • To inform clients what to do when their child is sick.


When to Prepare

Mail one copy of the form with Form H1122 to the caretaker of a child under 19 after certification for Medicaid.

Number of Copies and Transmittal

Give one form to each applicant.

Form Retention

No retention requirements.


Form H1188 is self-explanatory.