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Check here often for the latest news releases from Texas Children’s Health Plan.


Texas Children’s Health Plan Appoints Dr. Karen Hill as  New Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Texas Children’s Health Plan Appoints Dr. Karen Hill as New Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

HOUSTON (Feb. 2, 2022) — Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children, today announced the appointment of Dr. Karen Hill as its new Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective immediately.


Texas Children’s Health Plan earns 2021 NCQA Accreditation

Texas Children’s Health Plan earns 2021 NCQA Accreditation

Becomes the top-rated health maintenance organization in patient experience in Texas


New covered service for Texas Children’s Health Plan members

We are pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2021, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) will be a covered service of Texas Children’s Health Plan.


HHSC's Healthy Texas Women Program Launches Enhanced Postpartum Care Services

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today the launch of an enhanced postpartum care services package for eligible women enrolled in Healthy Texas Women, called HTW Plus. Beginning September 1, approximately 90,000 Healthy Texas Women clients will automatically receive this new postpartum care coverage for up to 12 months.


Texas Children’s Health Plan notifies members of security incident

Houston – (10/27/2017) – Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) today announced 932 members will receive letters notifying them of an incident involving their information.


Mosquito repellant is now available as a Medicaid benefit

Texas Medicaid now covers certain mosquito repellent products as a Medicaid benefit for the prevention of Zika virus. Zika can cause severe birth defects in unborn children whose mothers are infected while pregnant. Because there is not a vaccine to prevent the disease or medicine to treat it, it is important for women to use repellent to protect themselves and unborn babies.


Texas Becomes First State to Issue Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika

AUSTIN – Eligible Texas women on Medicaid can go straight to their pharmacist to pick up mosquito repellent, Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced today. Texas Medicaid has issued a standing order for mosquito repellent prescriptions for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant.


Texas Children’s Health Plan Family Section Returns to BBVA Compass Stadium

HOUSTON (Monday, February 28, 2016) – The Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Family Section will once again offer discounted pricing for families attending Houston Dynamo matches at BBVA Compass Stadium in 2016, the club and TCHP announced today.


Texas Children's Health Plan Medical Director Partners With Local Ronald McDonald Charity

Houston – Dr. Heidi Schwarzwald, Chief Medical Director of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Health Plan, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Greater Houston/Galveston. RMHC® is focused on finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in the Greater Houston/Galveston community.


Texas Children's Health Plan Earns NCQA Accreditation

Houston - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded Texas Children's Health Plan accreditation status of Accredited.