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Medicaid Information

Medicaid is a program offering health care services to persons who have limited income, are pregnant, and/or persons with disabilities.  To qualify for Medicaid, you or your children must:

  • Be a Texas resident.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident.
  • Meet certain resource and income limits.
      Fit into one of these groups:
  • Families and children with limited income
  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Non-U.S. citizen needing emergency medical services
  • Children who are medically needy due to high medical bills (under 19 years of age)
  • Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from Social Security Administration
  • Persons having low-income and needing long-term care or help with daily activities
Examples of services:
  • Attendant/personal assistance services
  • Case management for persons with chronic mental illness; persons with mental retardation/related conditions; women with high-risk pregnancies and infants; children with health risk or health conditions
  • Clinic visits
  • Day activity and health services
  • Dental care for children (under 21 years of age)
  • Doctor visits (including psychiatrists)
  • Emergency medical services
  • Home and community-based services
  • Home health services, including durable medical equipment
  • Lab tests (i.e. blood work, urine samples)
  • Medical and dental checkups for children (under 21 years of age) through the Texas Health Steps Program
  • Optometry
  • Glasses and contact lenses for children (under 21 years of age)
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
Contact The Medicaid Hot line at (800) 252-8263 or visit your local HHSC Office.

For people with hearing or speech impairments, call TDD Relay Texas at (800) 735-2989.