Skip to Main Content

Staying Smart with Your Health

We care about the health of you and your new baby. We want to help you both grow and stay healthy. In order to better care for your new baby, make time to also focus on your health care needs.

Healthy Texas Women Program

If your Medicaid coverage ends after your baby is born, you may be able to get some health care services through the Healthy Texas Women (HTW) program.

The HTW program provides a variety of women's health and family planning services. The program also offers enrolled women an enhanced postpartum services package, called Healthy Texas Women Plus. If you have been pregnant within the last 12 months, you may qualify for this program.

Healthy Texas Women Plus benefits offered include treatment for major health conditions such as:


Postpartum depression and other mental health conditions
  • Individual, family and group psychotherapy services
  • Peer specialist services
Cardiovascular and coronary conditions
  • Imaging studies
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Anticoagulant, antiplatelet and antihypertensive medications
Substance use disorders, including drug, alcohol and tobacco misuse
  • Screenings
  • Brief interventions
  • Treatment referrals
  • Outpatient substance use counseling
  • Smoking cessation services
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Peer specialist services

Find out more about additional services offered by going to the Healthy Texas Women website.

Remember to renew your Medicaid Benefits

Texans receiving Medicaid or CHIP have to renew their benefits each year. There are two ways to make sure your benefits and services continue:

  1. Look for a letter in the mail marked “time sensitive” from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The letter will include a renewal form that you will need to sign. You may also be asked to provide more information.
  2. Go to Here, you can find the renewal form and other information about renewing your benefits. You can also check the status of your renewal and make sure all information is up to date.

If you don’t take any action, you might lose your health insurance. Call 2-1-1 if you have questions or need help renewing your benefits.


Family Planning Guide (PDF)