The County Indigent Health Care Program helps low-income Texas residents who don’t qualify for other state or federal health care programs have access to health care services.

Benefits are limited to participating administrators who provide primary, preventative and some specialty services. These include:

  • Vaccines
  • Medical screening services
  • Annual physical examinations
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital visits
  • Laboratory and radiology
  • Skilled nursing facility services

Who Is Eligible for Services?

The program is available to anyone who:

  • Lives in Texas.
  • Has an income level at or below 21 percent of federal poverty guidelines.
  • Has resources less than $2,000.
  • Isn’t eligible for Medicaid.

How Do I Apply for Services?

Consult the Directory of County Contacts (PDF) to find the nearest local administrator. You may visit in person or contact the local office to speak with staff who will determine your eligibility. You may need to show proof of income and other eligibility verifications during the application process.

Contact Us

Phone
800-222-3986, Ext. 6467
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time
Monday through Friday

Austin Area Local Phone
512-776-6467

General Fax Number
512-776-7162

Email Address
CIHCP@hhsc.texas.gov

Mailing Address
County Indigent Health Care Program
MC 2831
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347