Women & Children

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HHS provides services to Texas women such as aiding in preventing unintended pregnancies, nurturing healthier pregnancies, addressing domestic violence and taking care of children. Texans also can apply for insurance for their children through Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.

  • A Woman's Right to Know provides important information about the baby growing in your womb and the resources available to you during and after your pregnancy.
  • Alternatives to Abortion program provides low-income pregnant women with pregnancy and parenting information and supports.
  • Family Violence Program promotes self-sufficiency, safety, and long-term independence of adult and child victims of family violence and victims of teen dating violence.
  • Healthy Texas Women offers women's health and family planning services at no cost to eligible, low-income women such as women's health exams, health screenings and birth control. Breast and cervical cancer screening is also available to qualified women.
  • Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) help you cover medical expenses for children and people with disabilities who meet income requirements.
  • So You're Pregnant, Now What? (PDF) is a resource for pregnant women.
  • Texas Nurse-Family Partnership pairs registered nurses with low-income, first-time mothers to improve prenatal care and provide one-on-one education and counseling focusing on child development.
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program) is a health and nutrition program that helps improve the diets of infants and children as well as pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women.