• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C, and TB in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local health department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to persons living with HIV, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Texas HIV Medication Program – The Texas THMP State Pharmacy Assistance Program (SPAP)

The THMP Program is proud to offer the Texas THMP State Pharmacy Assistance Program (SPAP), which began operating on January 1, 2008. The Texas SPAP was developed to help HIV-positive individuals with their out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, including co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and premiums during the coverage gap (the “donut hole”).

Currently, the THMP SPAP program will assist with paying THMP SPAP enrollees Medicare part D premiums standalone plans that are under $25.00 a month in 2021.  Please contact the program for such assistance.

Current THMP recipients with Medicare are transitioned into the THMP SPAP after an enrollment process is completed. The process includes applying for the Low-Income Subsidy (Extra Help) through the Social Security Administration, and choosing a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan for those not enrolled in a plan. Once eligible individuals are enrolled in the SPAP, they no longer receive medications from the THMP. Enrollees use a SPAP networked retail pharmacy to fill all of their medications provided by their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, including medications to treat HIV as well as medications to help with side effects and other conditions related to HIV.

Ramsell Corporation, a pharmacy benefit manager, manages the THMP SPAP through a contract with the Texas Department of State Health Services. Ramsell's contract responsibilities include managing the pharmacy network and administering the payments made to the Medicare Plans on behalf of the THMP SPAP.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Ramsell Corporation at 1-888-311-7632. You can also call the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) at 1-800-255-1090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ramsell Corporation website [Ramsell Corporation]

The following files are available for viewing and downloading:

THMP SPAP Fact Sheet (PDF : 80 kB) - An informative guide providing a general overview of the THMP SPAP as it relates to clients with Medicare in Texas receiving aid through the Texas HIV Medication Program.

THMP SPAP Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF : 174 kB) - An informative guide providing a general overview of the THMP SPAP as it relates to clients with Medicare in Texas receiving aid through the Texas HIV Medication Program.

To apply for the Texas THMP SPAP please visit the THMP documents page and fill out the the current THMP application. If you have questions about the SPAP or this application please call 1-800-255-1090, option 1 for English and 2 for Medicare. If you are not already enrolled in the THMP, you must also fill out the full THMP application.

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Last updated November 6, 2020