Information on Texas Medicaid Program
Texas Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons for Illinois residents. The purpose of Medicaid in Texas is to improve the health of people in Texas who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.. Medicaid is both funded by the Federal and State cooperative working together.
Primary health services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional medical coverage includes drugs/prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.
The mission of the program is to improve the health of Texas residents by:
- Emphasizing health prevention
- Promoting continuity of health care
- Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
- Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient’s community
Do You Qualify for Texas Medicaid?
To qualify for Medicaid Texas:
- you must be a resident of the state of Texas
- a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien,
- in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19,
- blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.
Texas Medicaid Application Process:
Texas Medicaid Program is administered by HHSC (Health and Human Services Commission). To Apply for Texas Medicaid you need to fill out Form M5017 and fax it to 1-877-HHSC-TEX or mail to P.O. Box 14600, Midland, Texas 79711-4600. Alternatively, you can apply Medicaid online at www.yourtexasbenefits.com
Texas Medicaid client hotline: 1-800-252-8263
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Office of the Ombudsman, MC H-700
P.O. Box 85200
Austin, TX 78708-5200