Medicaid is the state and federal cooperative venture that provides medical coverage to eligible persons. The purpose of Medicaid in Texas is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children. Medicaid is different in every state. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Medicaid Office is responsible for statewide oversight of the Texas Medicaid Program.
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CHIP Texas families with uninsured children may be able to get health insurance through Children’s Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Both programs offer many benefits including regular checkups and dental care. CHIP perinatal coverage offers health services for unborn children of women who may qualify.
CHIP Plans We Accept
CHIP and Children’s Medicaid benefits include:
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Medicare is a health insurance program for:
Medicare has two parts:
Medicare Plans We Accept
You can choose different ways to get the services covered by Medicare. Depending on where you live, you may have different choices. In most cases, when you first get Medicare, you are in the Original Medicare Plan. You may want to consider a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to add drug coverage. Or, you may want to consider a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) that provides all your Part A, Part B, and often Part D coverage. You make a choice when you are first eligible for Medicare. Each year, you can review your health and prescription needs and switch to a different plan during the fall. As long as you have both Part A and Part B, items covered by Part A and Part B are covered whether you have the Original Medicare Plan, or you belong to a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO).
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For those who are not eligible for other forms of coverage, CommUnityCare offers a sliding fee schedule payment system. This system is based on your family’s annual income and size.
Please call our eligibility number to schedule an appointment to determine your eligibility for this or other coverages by calling 512-978-8130.
The Medical Access Program, or MAP, provides access to health care through networks of established providers for those Travis County residents who meet eligibility criteria. MAP is funded and administered by Central Health.
CommUnityCare is one of several health care providers for MAP patients, but we do not administer the program. To learn more about MAP and the criteria for eligibility, please click on the link below.
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For questions, please call 512-978-9009.