The County Indigent Health Care Program (CIHCP) helps low-income Texas residents who don’t qualify for other state or federal health care programs get access to health care services.
The program is administered by local counties, hospital districts and public hospitals. Services for qualified individuals include but are not limited to:
- Medical screening services
- Yearly physical examinations
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital visits
- Laboratory and radiology
- Skilled nursing facility services
Contracting to Provide Services
Each CIHCP program (entity) operates independently. Any provider used by CIHCP must be a Texas Medicaid provider. To learn how to become a CHICP provider, contact your local indigent health care program.
For information on a local program, visit 211texas.org.
Rules and Legislation
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time
Monday through Friday