The Epilepsy Program works with providers and clinics in Texas to ensure eligible Texas residents with epilepsy or seizure-like symptoms can get comprehensive outpatient services to prevent, detect and treat health problems.
Comprehensive outpatient care may include:
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Case management for ongoing care
- Integration of personal, social and vocational support services
Who Is Eligible for Services?
The program is available to anyone who:
- Is a Texas resident.
- Has been diagnosed with epilepsy certified by a licensed doctor or a statement that applicant is suspected of having epilepsy.
- Is determined not eligible for benefits from the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services if younger than 21 years of age. If a child under 21 is on the CSHCN Services Program waiting list, services can be provided until the child is removed from the waiting list.
- Has an income level at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
How Do I Apply for Services?
You must apply in person at a clinic that is contracted to provide Epilepsy Program services in or near the county where you live. Application and eligibility documents can be found at clinic sites. Be prepared to provide proof of income and Texas residency.
Visit or call the clinic to speak to staff who will determine if you qualify for services. If you qualify, you might be able to receive services the same day. You can search for Epilepsy Program service providers with the Office of Primary and Specialty Health Service Locator.
800-222-3986, Ext. 2556
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time
Monday through Friday
Austin Area Phone
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030