Public Health

Medicaid Waiver


Improve the access and provision of preventive health services for Medicaid and low-income uninsured population in the El Paso and Hudspeth counties

The Medicaid Waiver Program assists children and families with linkage to care and access to preventive health services. The aim is to improve the overall well-being of communities in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties.

Location & Contact

Program Location
5115 El Paso Drive El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 212-6532

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Cancer Screening Services

The Medicaid Waiver program joins forces with local healthcare providers to reduce the rate of cancer diagnoses and educate the public on the importance of cancer screenings. The following screenings are offered to program participants who meet qualifying criteria:

  • Mammogram for women ages 50-74 years
  • Pap Smear for women ages 21-64 years
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening for men & women ages 45-75 years

Vaccination Services

Vaccines are the best way to prevent infectious diseases and to help ensure our community has access to immunization services the Medicaid Waiver program covers the fees for the following:

  • Children ages 0-18 years who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients
  • Adults ages 19 years and older who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients

Health Referral Interviews

The program specialists conduct a referral interview to identify the type of health services needed. Based on the referral interview, participants receive vouchers and referrals for redemption of health services at designated clinics. Certified staff and clinicians are available to conduct health screenings and provide referrals to several areas of health:

  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Physical Activity
  • Diabetes Management and Screening
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cancer Screenings
  • Mental Health

For more information about these services, please call (915) 212-6532


Community Health Outreach

To expand the delivery of services, the program collaborates with local organizations, universities and other healthcare providers to offer free health screenings, immunizations, and education at nearby community settings. Highly qualified staff are available to conduct outreach at various community sites including:

  • Food pantries
  • Health Fairs
  • Recreational Centers
  • Schools
  • Shelters
  • Gyms

To schedule an outreach event please call (915) 212-6532


Resource Guide

A community resource guide was developed by public health specialists to coordinate medical, social, and support services. An array of information is available in this guide to further enable access to additional services: