County Indigent Health Care Program


NEW! CIHCP Basic Training, September 23 – 25, 2014

NEW! CIHCP Handbook Revision - Effective April 1, 2014

What is the County Indigent Health Care Program?

The County Indigent Heath Care Program (CIHCP) provides health care services to eligible residents through the counties, hospital districts and public hospitals in Texas. Click here or read our FAQ for more information about the program or download the CIHCP Pamphlet in English or Spanish.

Who is eligible for assistance?

Persons who meet the eligibility criteria may have services rendered by or paid for through the program. 

What services are available?

Counties are required to provide Basic Health Care Services to eligible residents and may elect to provide a number of DSHS-established Optional Health Care Services. Click here to find your local CIHCP Office.


County Staff: follow the links for more information about CIHCP Basic Training, Regional Meetings or the CIHCP Program Handbook.

Report on Intergovernmental Transfers by County Indigent Health Care Programs  - December 2014

Texas Department of State Health Services
Community Health Services
Primary Care Group MC- 2831
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 776-7796
Fax: (512) 776-7203
Email: County Indigent Feedback

Last updated December 05, 2014