Free mosquito repellent now available in Texas for eligible women

Texas Medicaid is now covering the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are or pregnant or between the ages of 10 and 45 years. Eligible patients can call their doctor to request a prescription—but they do not need to actually go to the doctor's office—and they can obtain up to two cans per month at the pharmacy through October 31.

Texas Medicaid is now covering the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are or pregnant or between the ages of 10 and 45 years. Eligible patients can call their doctor to request a prescription—but they do not need to actually go to the doctor's office—and they can obtain up to two cans per month at the pharmacy through October 31. "It's something that can help alleviate some tensions about what's going on right now," said Kimberly Irby, a pharmacist with Martin's Wellness and Compounding Pharmacy at Lamar Plaza Drug Store in Austin. "It's something we want to be here to help them with, and something they might not have been able to afford." Women in the following programs are covered: Medicaid, CHIP, CHIP-Perinate, Healthy Texas Women, and Family Planning. Eleven kinds of repellent are covered.