October 26, 2018

An update to the 2018-19 Texas Medicaid Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent is now available for use with the Texas Medicaid mosquito repellent benefit. The benefit is for people enrolled in Medicaid (both traditional and managed care) and CHIP.

The revised standing order is signed by Dr. Lisa Glenn. The document is effective Nov. 1 and is valid for one year from the date it was signed. The previous standing order signed by Dr. Rajendra Parikh is valid through Oct. 31. Pharmacies may directly obtain a copy of the renewed standing order upon request by emailing VDP_Formulary@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Refer to the Mosquito Repellent Benefit for Pharmacies (PDF) for more information:

  • 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
  • People enrolled in the CSHCN program require a prescription for mosquito repellent from a health care provider.