Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) help you cover medical expenses for children and people with disabilities who meet income requirements.
- Adults can qualify for Medicaid if they have disabilities, care for children, are 65 or older or take part in the Medicaid Buy-In.
- If you're an adult caring for a child, you might qualify for Medicaid.
- Children without health insurance might be able to get low-cost or free health coverage from the Children's Health Insurance Program
- Children's Medicaid covers services needed to keep kids healthy. It is for people 18 and younger and healthy who come from families with little or no money.
- Most Medicaid services (plans) in Texas and all CHIP services are delivered through providers called managed care organizations.
- The Medicaid Buy-In program offers low-cost Medicaid health care services — including community-based services and supports — to individuals with disabilities who work.
- Medicaid Buy-In for Children can help pay medical bills for children with disabilities. This program helps families who need health insurance, but make too much money to get traditional Medicaid.
- My Children's Medicaid has helpful tips to keep your little ones healthy and explains the benefits of the program.
- The Texas Pregnancy Care Network can help mothers find counseling, child care, transportation, life skills classes and more.
Resources for Providers
- Enroll as a Medicaid provider, submit fee-for-service claims, and more at Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership.
- The Vendor Drug Program (VDP) provides statewide access to covered outpatient drugs in Medicaid, CHIP, and other state programs. Over 4,900 Texas pharmacies are enrolled with VDP.
- See if you are an eligible provider for the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program.