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Get No-Cost Family Planning Services—and More—from Healthy Texas Women

Are you a woman age 15 or older who needs birth control, family planning, postpartum, or other health care services? Healthy Texas Women can help.

Managed by Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC), the Healthy Texas Women program offers these benefits to eligible women—at no cost.

You can receive these benefits if you are a woman:

  • Who does not have health insurance.
  • Who is a resident of Texas.
  • Between 18 to 44 years old.
  • Between 15 to 17 years old with a parent or legal guardian who can apply for you.
  • Who is a U.S. citizen or a qualified immigrant.
  • Who is not pregnant.

You also must meet certain income limits, based on the size of your family. For more information, visit the “Who Can Apply” section of the Healthy Texas Women website.

Healthy Texas Women offers women’s health services, medications, and supplies, such as:

  • Pregnancy tests.
  • Birth control pills.
  • Tubal ligation (“tying your tubes”).
  • Condoms, diaphragms, vaginal spermicides and injections.
  • Long-acting reversible birth control.
  • Pelvic exams.
  • Treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
  • HIV screenings.
  • Screenings for breast cancer.
  • Other breast exams.
  • Screenings for cervical cancer (“Pap smear”).
  • Treatment for high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
  • Screening and treatment for postpartum depression.

To learn more, visit the Healthy Texas Women website.

Many clinics, doctors, and drugstores work with the Healthy Texas Women program. There’s probably one near you.

If your doctor gives you a prescription for birth control pills or another medication, you can fill it at any participating drug store. Just show the Your Texas Benefits ID card. The Healthy Texas Women program will send this ID card to you after you apply and are accepted.

If you were pregnant within the past 12 months, and you received Medicaid or CHIP benefits during your pregnancy, you can now keep those benefits for a year after your pregnancy ends.

Caring for a baby while you recover from pregnancy can be hard. Healthy Texas Women offers these extended benefits to help you get—and stay—as healthy as possible.

You do not need to apply to have your coverage extended. Healthy Texas Women will contact you by mail or through Your Texas Benefits, if you have an account.

Learn more in our previous post, “New Moms Are Now Covered for 12 Months After Pregnancy.”

Parkland Community Health Plan members: Want a little boost? Try a friendly chat with Pyx!

Pyx is a mobile app designed for pregnant women age 18 and older.

You can use Pyx to:

  • find a ride to the doctor.
  • find out where to get healthy food at no or low cost.
  • learn about fun activities to help you relax.
  • read jokes to make you smile.
  • connect with the 24-Hour Nurse Line.

To learn more about Pyx, contact PCHP Member Services at 1-888-672-2277


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