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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is CIHCP?
    • CIHCP is a county program that provides medically necessary health care benefits to individuals who meet the income, resource, residency, and household criteria; and who are categorically ineligible for the Texas Medical Program.
  2. How Does CIHCP Help Me?
    • The CIHCP is like an eligibility based health plan that provides medically necessary health care benefits.

      CIHCP pays for covered services.  Some services require prior approval to be covered.  All services must be medically necessary.  You may be responsible to pay for some services if you choose to receive services that are not covered or are not considered medically necessary.
  3. How do I know if CIHCP is right for me?
    • Those potentially eligible must have countable income at or below 21% of the Federal Poverty Income Level (FPL), and meet residency, resource, and household composition criteria.  Currently, a 1-person household must earn about $389 or less to be income-eligible at 21% FPL.
  4. How can I access services?
    •     ◊   Call (254) 519-1229 or toll free 1 (877) 516-8593.  One of our staff will mail an
                application to you.

          ◊   Come by our office, the county courthouse, or one of the other locations and
                pick up an application.

          ◊   Once you have completed the application, simply mail it to our office or drop it
                off in our convenient drop box located outside of the building.

          ◊    Click Here for Office Information.

  5. Where are you located?
    • Our office is located at 309 Priest Drive in Killeen next to the Bell County Killeen Annex and behind Vehicle Registration.

      In addition, on Tuesday, we have an outreach office at the Temple Community Clinic from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm located at 1905 Curtis B Elliott Drive in Temple.

      Click Here for office information.
  6. When are you open?
    • We are available by phone between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  You may be asked to leave a message if we are helping others.

      Our Killeen office is open on Thursdays from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm without an appointment.

      Our Temple Community Clinic outreach is open on Tuesdays from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm without an appointment.

      All other days and times in our Killeen, or any outreach office, requires an appointment.
  7. Where can I pick up an application?
    • An application can be picked up at one of the following locations: 

           •  Bell County Indigent Health Services
               309 Priest Drive, Bldg 3
               Killeen, Texas  76541
               Tuesdays  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

           •  Bell County Historic Courthouse
               101 E. Central Avenue
               Belton, Texas  76513
               Monday - Friday,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm  &  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

           •  Temple Community Clinic
               1905 Curtis B. Elliott Drive
               Temple, Texas  76501
               Tuesdays  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

           •  Mills County Courthouse
               1011 4th Street
               Goldthwaite, Texas  76844
               Monday - Friday,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm  &  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  8. What is HIPAA?
    • HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which outlines how private health information should be managed and protected.  The CIHCP is a HIPAA compliant entity.