March 15, 2019

The Texas Medicaid Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent has been revised and is available for use with the mosquito repellent benefit for people enrolled in Medicaid (both traditional and managed care) and CHIP.

Pharmacy staff must obtain a copy of the revised standing order, effective May 1, because of the change in prescribing authority of the standing order. The previous standing order expires Apr. 30. Pharmacies may request a copy of the standing order by emailing vdp-formulary@hhsc.state.tx.us.

  • Pharmacies or pharmacists not operating under the standing order will require a prescription from a valid healthcare provider prior to dispensing mosquito repellent to people enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP.
  • People enrolled in in the Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program will always require a prescription for mosquito repellent from a health care provider.
  • People enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program do not require a prescription.

Pharmacy staff with questions should email vdp-formulary@hhsc.state.tx.us.