Healthy Texas Women
Healthy Texas Women is a program dedicated to offering women’s health and family planning at no cost to eligible women in Texas. These services help women plan their families, whether it is to achieve, postpone, or prevent pregnancy. They also can have a positive effect on future pregnancy planning and general health.
Healthy Texas Women provides a wide variety of women’s health and core family planning services, including:
- Pregnancy testing
- Pelvic examinations
- Sexually transmitted infection services
- Breast and cervical cancer screenings
- Clinical breast examination
- Screening and treatment for cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure
- HIV screening
- Long-acting reversible contraceptives
- Oral contraceptive pills
- Permanent sterilization
- Other contraceptive methods such as condoms, diaphragm, vaginal spermicide, and injections
- Screening and treatment for postpartum depression
This program pays only for the services listed above. If a health problem such as cancer is found, you will be referred to a doctor or clinic that can treat you. If you are pregnant, you will be referred to a program such as Medicaid for Pregnant Women. You might have to pay for those extra services
You can receive these benefits if you:
- Are a woman between the ages of 18 to 44 years old.
- Women are considered 18 years of age on the day of her 18th birthday and 44 years of age through the last day of the month of her 45th birthday.
- Are a woman between the ages of 15 to 17 years old and have a parent or legal guardian apply, renew, and report changes to your case on your behalf.
- Women are considered 15 years of age the first day of the month of her 15th birthday and 17 years of age through the day before her 18th birthday.
- Are a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.
- Are a resident of Texas.
- Don’t have health insurance.
- Are not pregnant.
- Meet the following income requirements:
Monthly Maximum Family Income
(200% Federal Poverty Level)
- Your identity.
- The money you make.
- The money you spend on child care and child support.
- Your citizenship and immigration status.
Please note: This online application works on desktop computers, but not on mobile phones or tablets. If you are using one of these devices, other application options are listed below.
Mail or Fax Your Application
Healthy Texas Women
P.O. Box 149021
Austin, TX 78714-9021
Fax (toll-free) 1-866-993-9971
After we receive your form, we’ll send you a letter asking for proof of your identity; the money you make; the amount of money you spend on child care or child support; and your citizenship or immigration status. Examples of proof are listed below.
Apply In Person
You also can apply at a clinic that offers Healthy Texas Women services. Fill out the form at the clinic and you might receive services the same day. You can find a participating clinic by using the Find a Doctor tool to the right.
Pick up an application form at a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program office. Call 1-800-942-3678 (toll-free) to find a WIC office.
You can apply for Healthy Texas Women over the phone by calling 2-1-1. We can take your call from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday to Friday.
Examples of Proof We Need
Proof showing how much money you receive:
- Paycheck stub or copy of a check from the last 60 days.
- Forms that show that someone in your family is in a benefits program:
- Your Texas Benefits Medicaid ID card for one of your children.
- WIC verification of certification (this shows you are in the WIC program).
- WIC voucher.
- WIC / Lone Star Card shopping list.
- A letter from an employer.
- Court papers that show you get child support.
- Unemployment benefit award letter or pay stubs.
- Supplemental Security Income award letter or pay stubs.
Proof showing how much you pay:
- Receipts or income tax returns that show what you pay for daycare costs.
- Court papers, canceled checks, wage withholding statements that show how much you pay for child support.
Proof showing your citizenship and identity:
- A U.S. passport.
- A certificate of naturalization.
- A certificate of U.S. citizenship.
- The three items above prove both citizenship and identity. If you don’t have one of these documents, you will need to show two documents, one from each list below:
Proof of Citizenship
Proof of Identity
U.S. birth certificate
Current driver's license with photo
U.S. citizen ID card
DPS ID card with photo (for example: Texas ID card)
Hospital record of birth
Work or school ID card with photo
Northern Mariana ID card
American Indian card with classification code KIC
Religious record of birth with date and place of birth, such as baptism record
Affidavit from 2 adults establishing the date and place of birth in the United States
An example of an item that shows proof of immigration status is an alien registration card or document from the Bureau for Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS).
You have to prove citizenship, immigration and identity only one time. You don’t need to send these items again if you reapply.
How will I know if I'm covered by the Healthy Texas Women 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 Healthy Texas Women 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 Healthy Texas Women 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 Healthy Texas Women 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.
Find a Pharmacy (Drug Store) - If you need to find a drug store that serves Healthy Texas Women members, use this search feature.
What if my doctor finds a health problem that isn't covered?
The Healthy Texas Women program pays only for the services listed under Benefits. If your doctor finds a problem such as cancer, you will be referred to another doctor who can treat you. You might have to pay for these services, or you might be able to get free or low-cost treatment. To find a clinic that offers additional health care, you can:
- Use the Find a Doctor tool to the right.
- Visit the Family and Community Health Services Clinic Locator.
- Look at Other Benefits that you might qualify for.
- Ask your doctor.