County Indigent Health Care Program

The County Indigent Health Care Program (CIHCP) was established by the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act authorized by the 69th Texas Legislature in 1985. CIHCP provides health care services to eligible residents through the counties, hospital districts and public hospitals in Texas.  Programs shall be administered in accordance with Chapter 61, Health And Safety Code, and Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 14.



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NOTE TO CLIENTS: Applications for the County Indigent Health Care Program must be filed at your local office.

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Texas Department of State Health Services
Community Health Services
Primary Care Group MC- 2831
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 776-6467
Fax: (512) 776-7203

Last updated November 6, 2017