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Apply for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid takes some time, so don’t put it off. If you wait too late to get Medicaid, you will not be able to see a doctor for prenatal care because you are too far along in your pregnancy.

Steps to get Medicaid:

  1. Fill out the online application here.

    You must have proof of your identity from a Driver’s License or official Identification Card from Texas Department of Public Safety. 
  2. Click here to find out information on how to get an ID card.  
  3. Turn in application by
    1) mailing it to HHSC, PO Box 14600, Midland, TX 79711-4600
    OR
    2) Fax to 1-877-447-2839 OR call 2-1-1 and ask where the closest benefit office is and hand –deliver it. 
  4. Get pregnancy test results from a doctor or clinic (you can start application before you get the verification, but you will have to have it before you can finalize the application) 
  5. If you don’t have these at the time of application, you will need them soon: proof of citizenship (birth certificate, passport, immigration status), residence (your address), income and pregnancy  

Online help for applying:
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Help/index.html 

More information about Eligibility & Enrollment for Pregnant Women http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/mc/proj/preg/preg.html

Case managers from the New Connections Mommies program can assist you with this application.