In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency and has allowed you to continuously keep your Medicaid coverage since March of 2020, without having to reapply. This continuous coverage is expected to end this fall. You will need to submit a new Medicaid application for the State of Texas to determine if you are still eligible.

What you need to do

  • Use the Medicaid benefits you have now.  Do not wait to go to the doctor or dentist.  It is unclear when the continuous Medicaid enrollment will end.  However, it is expected to end later this year.
  • Make sure your address and contact information are updated/correct on your Medicaid account.
  • If you receive a Medicaid renewal packet, DO NOT DELAY. Complete and return the packet today to avoid losing your Medicaid coverage.

The best way to complete your Medicaid renewal is online at (HHSC)

To check if it is time for you to renew your Medicaid coverage, log into your account on Or call 2-1-1, choose your preferred language and select Option 2. (HHSC)

If your child is eligible for CHIP, your coverage will not change because of the end of continuous coverage. (HHSC)

For more information, visit this link.