Medicaid is the State and Federal cooperative venture that provides
medical coverage to eligible needy persons. 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.
mission of the program is to improve the health of Texans
· Emphasizing prevention
continuity of care
· Providing a medical home for Medicaid
· Ensuring that each recipient can receive high
quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient's
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, 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.
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information
You can call the Texas Medicaid hotline toll-free at:
TDD users can call: