March 16, 2018

The 2018-19 Texas Medicaid Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent is now available for use with the mosquito repellent benefit for people enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. Due to the yearly renewal of the standing order, pharmacy staff must obtain a copy of the renewed standing order. The prior standing order expires Apr. 10, 2018. Pharmacy staff may directly obtain a copy of the renewed 2018-19 standing order upon request by email to VDP_Formulary@hhsc.state.tx.us.

A prescription from a valid healthcare provider is required for any pharmacy/pharmacist not operating under a standing order, for the dispensing of mosquito repellent to people enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP.  People enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program do not require a prescription. Clients in the CSHCN Services Program require a prescription for mosquito repellent from a health care provider.

For more information, please review the prescriber and pharmacy notices.