The Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) is the official AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) for the State of Texas.
ELIGIBLE PERSONS - Any Texas resident who:
- has a diagnosis of HIV disease and meets the drug-specific eligibility criteria of one or more of the drugs listed above and;
- is under the care of a Texas-licensed physician who prescribes the medication(s) and;
- meets the financial eligibility criteria of the program.
CRITERIA FOR FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY - A person is financially eligible if he or she:
- is not presently covered for the medication(s) under the Texas Medicaid Program, or has utilized their Medicaid pharmacy benefits for the month and;
- is not covered for the medication(s) by any other third-party payor and;
- has an adjusted gross income, when combined with the gross income of his/her spouse, that does not exceed 200 percent of the current Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (as shown below). The THMP will determine if the person satisfies this criterion from information provided by the person on the Program application.
You can get an application and program guidelines by calling our program's hotline: either 1-800-255-1090 statewide, or (512) 533-3000. You may also write to our program at the following address: Texas HIV Medication Program, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756-3199, Attention: MSJA, or by downloading a copy here.
Many hospitals, clinics and HIV service agencies also have copies of the application available, and staff to help you complete it. In addition to the pages of the application that you complete, your physician must fill out the Medical Certification Form (MCF) included in the application packet to verify your HIV status and qualifying medical criteria. While you wait for the packet to arrive, please collect check stubs, W-2 forms, copies of benefit entitlement letters, or other facts about your income. This information will help you to speed up the application process with the THMP.