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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Section 4: Client Eligibility : 4.9 Women’s Health Program (WHP)

4.9 Women’s Health Program (WHP)
The goal of the WHP is to expand access to family planning services that reduce unintended pregnancies in the eligible population. WHP participants receive a limited family planning benefit that supports the goal of the program. WHP participants do not have access to full Medicaid coverage. Not all Medicaid family planning benefits are payable under WHP.
The WHP provides an annual family planning exam, family planning services, and contraception for women who meet the following qualifications:
Do not have private health insurance that covers family planning services (unless filing a claim on the health insurance would cause physical, emotional or other harm from a spouse, parent, or other person)
Refer to:
Subsection 3.2, “WHP Overview” in the Gynecological and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider Handbooks).

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