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Indigent Health Care Program

Chapter 61, Health & Safety Code Act, passed by the First Called Special Session of the 69th Texas Legislature (1985), is intended to ensure that needy Texas residents, who do not qualify for other state or federal health care assistance programs, receive health care services through the County Indigent Health Care Program (CIHCP).

To be eligible for indigent health care services, clients must be residents of Hays County, ineligible for Medicaid and meet specific income and resources requirements based on AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) guidelines.

Basic Health Care Services include the following:

  • Healthcare provider services
  • Laboratory and x-ray
  • Family planning services
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services
  • Three prescriptions per month
  • Inpatient and Outpatient hospital services

For more information please call the office at 512.393.5520 or visit Texas Department of State Health Services (

For information on Indigent Burial/Cremation Assistance please call 512.393.5520.

Hays County