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When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and greater Houston area, 28-year-old Mirna was among thousands of people forced to leave their homes for safer grounds. Though she graduated from Nurse-Family Partnership more than a year ago, she says her nurse Savannah reached out during the ordeal to offer support for her situation.


The Houston Business Journal featured an article on January 27, 2016 about Texas Children’s Health Plan's expansion into the STAR Kids program and its plan to hire 500 new employees.


The Houston Chronicle featured Texas Children's Health Plan in an August 2, 2014 article highlighting 2014 Back-to-School events in the Houston area.

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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.
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.
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.