TEHDI - Who Will Pay for My Baby’s Hearing Test?


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Who Will Pay for My Baby’s Hearing Test?

  • Medicaid will pay for your newborn’s hearing screening (NBHS) test, any necessary follow-up tests, and evaluation by an audiologist, if you and your child are eligible for medical assistance as determined by State law. For eligibility requirements and enrollment instructions, call the Medicaid Client hotline at 1-800-252-8263 or TexCare (Children’s Medicaid/CHIP) at 1-800-647-6558.
  • NBHS is a covered service through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For eligibility and enrollment information, call TexCare at 1-800-647-6558.
  • If your child is covered under your private health insurance plan, then they are covered for their newborn hearing screening test and any necessary diagnostic follow-up care related to the screening test from birth through the date they are 24 months old. Benefits for the NBHS test and any necessary follow-up may be subject to co-payment and co-insurance, but the NBHS test is exempt from a deductible or dollar limit. For more information, please contact your health plan provider. You may also call the Texas Department of Insurance at 1-800-252-3439.
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Last updated October 31, 2013