Texas Medicaid

What is Medicaid?

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
  • Medicine
  • Glasses
  • 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)

Who can get Medicaid in Texas?  

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:

  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • People age 65 and older
  • People with disabilities

How can I find out if I'm eligible for Texas Medicaid?

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.

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Updated: June 30, 2014