Mosquito Repellent Benefit

Mosquito Repellent Benefit

Prevent Zika virus

Texas covers certain mosquito repellent products for the prevention of Zika virus as a benefit in Medicaid and other state programs.

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Zika can cause severe birth defects in your unborn child if you’re infected while you’re pregnant.
There’s no vaccine to prevent Zika and no medicine to treat it. Follow these simple steps at home and when traveling to places where Zika is a known risk. Use your mosquito repellent benefit.

PROTECT
your unborn child

PROTECT your environment

PROTECT
your environment

PROTECT your family

PROTECT
your family

Mosquito Repellent

Use mosquito repellent​

Get rid of all standing water outside.

Get rid of all standing water outside​

Dress children in clothing that covers arms and legs.

Dress children in clothing that covers arms and legs​

Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

Use mosquito repellent​

Use screens on windows and doors.

Use screens on windows and doors​

Apply insect repellent to children 2 months old and up.

Apply insect repellent to children two months old and up ​

Use condoms if you have sex with a person who has been to an area with Zika ​

Use insect sprays to kill mosquitos.

Use insect sprays to kill mosquitos​

Cover cribs and strollers with mosquito netting.

Cover cribs and strollers with mosquito netting​

General Information
Local: 713.295.2222
Toll-Free: 1.877.635.6736

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Member Services
Local: 713.295.2294 | Toll-Free: 1.888.760.2600
Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Provider Services Hotline
Call 713.295.2295, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Additional Contact Numbers

Let Us Help You Manage Your Health

zika-logo

Zika can cause severe birth defects in your unborn child if you’re infected while you’re pregnant.
There’s no vaccine to prevent Zika and no medicine to treat it. Follow these simple steps at home and when traveling to places where Zika is a known risk. Use your mosquito repellent benefit.

PROTECT
your unborn child

Mosquito Repellent

Use mosquito repellent

Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

Dress in clothing that covers arms and legs

Use condoms if you have sex with a person who has been to an area with Zika

PROTECT your environment

PROTECT
your environment

Get rid of all standing water outside.

Get rid of all standing water

Use screens on windows and doors.

Use screens on windows and doors

Use insect sprays to kill mosquitos.

Use insect sprays to kill mosquitos

PROTECT your family

PROTECT
your family

Dress children in clothing that covers arms and legs.

Dress children in clothing that covers arms and legs

Apply insect repellent to children 2 months old and up.

Use mosquito repellent​

Cover cribs and strollers with mosquito netting.

Cover cribs and strollers with mosquito netting

Pregnant women of any age, women and girls ages 10-55, and males 14 and older, as applicable, in the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • CHIP-Perinatal
  • Healthy Texas Women
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program
  • Family Planning Program
  • One can/bottle of mosquito repellent is permitted per pharmacy, with one refill allowed per month.
  • The mosquito repellent will not count against the monthly 3-prescription limit for those clients with a monthly limit.
  • There is no cost to Medicaid or Healthy Texas Women clients.
  • CHIP Members may pay the generic copay or less, if the cost of the repellent is less than the copay.
  • Many pharmacies can provide you mosquito repellent without a prescription from your doctor. Contact your favorite pharmacy to make sure they are participating in this benefit. To find your pharmacy’s phone number, you may use the Pharmacy Search on our website: www.txvendordrug.com. Community Members, you can also search for a pharmacy on our Find a Doctor page or call the Member Services number on the back of your Member ID card.
  • If your pharmacy recommends getting a prescription, or you are enrolled in CSHCN, contact your healthcare provider, and then ask them to send the prescription to your pharmacy.
    • Your provider an send a prescription to your pharmacy via phone, fax or e-prescription
    • Don’t ask for an office visit only to get a prescription for mosquito repellent unless your healthcare provider requires it.
    • Have this prescription filled at your pharmacy.
  • If you get services from the Family Planning Program clinic.

Where can I find more information about Zika and Zika prevention?

General Information
Local: 713.295.2222
Toll-Free: 1.877.635.6736

Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Member Services
Local: 713.295.2294 | Toll-Free: 1.888.760.2600
Monday through Friday (excluding State-approved holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Provider Services Hotline
Call 713.295.2295, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Additional Contact Numbers

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