Medicaid pays for health care and long-term care services for people who might not be able to pay for it themselves. Here are some examples of services Medicaid pays for:
- Doctor and clinic visits
- Hospital visits
- Emergency care
- Dentist visits for children age 20 and younger
- Family planning
- Pregnancy and childbirth care
- Mental health care
- Care in a nursing facility or other place of care
- Care in your home
- Speech therapy (helps you learn how to speak again or speak better)
- Occupational therapy (helps you learn how to do everyday activities like getting around your home, getting in a car, and getting dressed)
- Physical therapy (helps you learn how to move around better or become stronger)
You might be able to get Medicaid in Texas if:
- You have a low income.
- You or a family member is in a group that Medicaid covers.
Some of the main groups Medicaid covers are:
- Pregnant women
- People age 65 and older
- People with disabilities
Apply for Medicaid with the Application for Assistance in Texas. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will decide if you are able to get Medicaid.
Updated: September 11, 2012