Medicaid for Pregnant Women & CHIP Perinatal

Pregnant women might be able to get free health coverage during their pregnancy through Medicaid for Pregnant Women or the CHIP Perinatal program.

Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income pregnant women during pregnancy and up to two months after the birth of the baby.

CHIP Perinatal provides similar coverage for women who can't get Medicaid and don't have health insurance.

To get Medicaid for Pregnant Women or CHIP Perinatal, you must be a Texas resident. You must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen to get Medicaid for Pregnant Women.

If you have other health insurance, you are not eligible for the CHIP Perinatal program.

When you apply, we'll ask about your family's monthly income to see if you can get Medicaid or CHIP Perinatal.

Apply for Medicaid and CHIP Perinatal

Services Covered by Medicaid and CHIP Perinatal

Both programs cover services like:

  • Prenatal doctor visits.
  • Prenatal vitamins.
  • Labor and delivery.
  • Checkups and other benefits for the baby after leaving the hospital.

These services are provided by health plans. If you get Medicaid or CHIP Perinatal, you will choose a health plan from the ones available in your service area.

Income Guidelines for Medicaid for Pregnant Women

Your income is the money you get paid before taxes are taken out. Find your family size on the table below. If your monthly income is the same or less, you might get Medicaid.

Family Size Monthly Family Income
1 $2,243
2 $3,022
3 $3,800
4 $4,579
5 $5,358
For each additional person, add: $779

Income Guidelines for CHIP Perinatal

Your income is the money you get paid before taxes are taken out. Find your family size on the table below. If your monthly income is the same or less, you might get CHIP Perinatal.

Family Size Monthly Family Income
1 $2,288
2 $3,083
3 $3,877
4 $4,672
5 $5,466
For each additional member, add: $795