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Medicaid - Healthcare for Low-Income Families

Health Care Coverage: Low-income Families

A family with a parent or relative caring for a child under age 19 may receive health care coverage through Medicaid if certain income and resource requirements are met. HHSC looks at a family’s income and compares it with the amount the family pays for basic needs such as rent, utilities, child care and work-related expenses. Resources such as cash on hand, money in the bank and value of vehicles are also considered.

Those who receive Medicaid for Families can also get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Families can choose if they want to receive one or both types of benefits. 

A family can receive Medicaid benefits as long as income and resource requirements are met. Before the end of each six month period of coverage, a renewal application is sent to the family.

[Medicaid Application]

How can I find a drug store that takes Medicaid?

You also can search for a Medicaid drug store on Follow these steps:

  • From the home page click “View my case.”
  • Follow the steps for setting up an account or logging in.
  • Once you’ve logged in, click the “Medicaid” tab in the upper right part of the screen.
  • Click “View services and health history.” The page that appears will have a section called Helpful Links. These links will help you look for a Medicaid doctor or dentist or a drug store in your area that takes Medicaid. 

You also can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-252-8263 to get help finding a Medicaid drug store near your home.