STAR & CHIP News Updates

News and information for our STAR and CHIP members.

Mosquito Repellent—2017 Medicaid Benefit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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.

For more details, click on the PDF below.

Mosquito Repellent—2017 Medicaid Benefit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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.

For more details, click on the PDF below.

Mosquito Repellent Medicaid Benefit

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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.

For more information, click here.

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