P-11. Mosquito Repellent

HHSC covers mosquito repellents year-round for the prevention of the Zika virus and other related mosquito-borne diseases for clients enrolled in the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and CHIP-Perinatal
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program
  • Healthy Texas Women program (HTW)

HHSC selects products based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Products include the recommended amount of the active ingredient DEET, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or Picaridi effective against the Zika virus.

Refer to the Formulary search (txvendordrug.com/formulary/formulary-search) for a list of products. Users can search by product name, the 11-digit NDC, or click the "mosquito repellent" checkbox for a list of all products.

Download the Mosquito Repellent Benefit Information to display information about the benefit in pharmacies or doctor offices. For more information about the Zika virus, refer to the following resources: