Common Questions About the Texas Women’s Health Program
How do I apply?
Follow the steps on the How to Apply page.
How will I know if I'm covered by the Texas Women's Health Program?
If we approve your application, we will send you a Your Texas Benefits ID card in the mail. You must take this card with you to the doctor’s office when you get Women’s Health Program services. This card lets the doctor’s office know which services you can get.
Call 1-866-993-9972 (toll-free) if you don’t get a Your Texas Benefits ID card and want to see if you are in the program.
Call 1-855-827-3748 (toll-free) if you lose the Your Texas Benefits ID card and need to replace it.
How long will I get services?
You can get Texas Women's Health Program benefits for one year. Before your coverage ends, we will send you a renewal form so you can reapply for another year of benefits.
How much will I pay?
You do not pay for the services you get through this program. If you need treatment or medical services that are not covered by this program, you might have to pay for those services.
Where do I get my birth control?
You can get your birth control at a clinic or doctor's office that works with the Texas Women’s Health Program. If your doctor gives you a prescription, you can fill it for free at a drug store if you show the Your Texas Benefits ID card.
What if my doctor finds a health problem that isn't covered?
If your doctor finds a problem such as diabetes, or cancer, you will be referred to another doctor who can treat you. You might have to pay for these services. The Texas Women's Health Program pays only for the services listed under Benefits.
What if my doctor tells me I might have breast or cervical cancer?
The Texas Women's Health Program doesn't cover follow-up screenings and treatment for breast or cervical cancer but you might still be able to get free or low-cost screenings and treatment. To find a clinic that offers these services, you can:
- Visit the Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Services website.
- Call the Department of State Health Services’ Community Health Services at 512-458-7796.
- Ask your doctor.
To learn more, go to the "Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer" section of the HHSC website.
Get a Texas Women’s Health Program application here or call us at 1-866-993-9972.