The County Indigent Health Care Program (CIHCP) is a state mandated medical program for county residents that need medical services and do not qualify for other state or federal health care assistance programs.
Indigent Health Care Application
This application can be completed online but it must be mailed or submitted in person.
In order to apply for Indigent Health Care in Jefferson County, you must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, at least 18 years old and have no health insurance.
You may request a paper application in person or by mail from one of the offices listed below. Each application must be submitted in person or mailed to one of the offices listed below.
Once your application is received in your local Jefferson County Public Health Office, you will be notified by mail of your appointment date with the County caseworker.Mail your application to one of the following addresses:
Jefferson County Public Health Dept. (Unit 1)
1295 Pearl Street
Jefferson County Public Health Dept. (Unit 2)
800 4th Street
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Once your application is received in your local Jefferson County Public Health Office, you will be notified by mail of your appointment date with the County caseworker.
Please read prior to seeing your County caseworker.
Please read and get proper signatures if applicable and bring to your interview with your County caseworker.
Once you are approved please fill out the medical forms and bring them with you to your doctor’s appointment.