Women and Children

HHSC provides services to Texas women such as aiding in preventing unintended pregnancies, nurturing healthier pregnancies, addressing domestic violence and taking care of children. Texans also can apply for insurance for their children through Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid.

Extended Postpartum Coverage

HHSC extended its postpartum Medicaid coverage to 12 months for eligible women, effective March 1, 2024. HHSC is also providing 12 months of postpartum CHIP coverage. The 12 months of postpartum coverage begins the month after a pregnancy has ended.

Downloadable Materials

General Information Flyer

This flyer (PDF) provides general information about the postpartum coverage extension.

Frequently Asked Questions Document

This document contains frequently asked questions (PDF) about the postpartum coverage extension.

Social Media Toolkit

This Social Media Toolkit (ZIP) provides social media posts and graphics you can share to increase awareness about the postpartum coverage extension.