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The newly redesigned makes it easier to get information about the healthcare services Texas Health and Human Services offers. Women must apply for the programs and be approved to get services. The three programs featured on this website are Healthy Texas Women, the Family Planning Program and Breast and Cervical Cancer Services.

Women’s Health Waiver Application

Texas Health and Human Services applied to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a new waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act for a program to be called the Healthy Texas Women Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver. The proposed effective date is Sept. 1, 2018, for a five-year period ending Aug. 31, 2023.

HHS launched the Healthy Texas Women program July 1, 2016. The program provides women's health and family planning services at no cost to eligible, low-income Texas women. Through the demonstration waiver, HHS seeks to increase access to and participation in the program. This waiver will not change the current Healthy Texas Women client or provider experience.

Click here to learn more and to download a copy of the submitted waiver application.

Expanded Access and Services for Women’s Health Programs in Texas

Texas HHS launched two new women’s health programs July 1, 2016: Healthy Texas Women program and Family Planning Program. These programs offer health and family planning services to more women across the state.

More women can now get free or affordable healthcare services statewide. The Healthy Texas Women program offers comprehensive healthcare, including birth control, pregnancy tests and counseling, and health screenings and treatment for hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol. The Family Planning Program will now offer more services, including limited prenatal care.

Learn More about Women’s Health Program Benefits and How to Apply

Visit our program page to apply for benefits the Healthy Texas Women program offers. The Family Planning Program and Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program have separate applications you can get at a healthcare clinic or doctor’s office.

Learn more at:

To apply for Medicaid or other state benefits, visit the Other Benefits page, follow the steps on’s How to Get Help page, call 2-1-1, or visit an HHS benefits office.

If you can’t get benefits from one of these programs, you can shop for health insurance by going to