You might be in the STAR program if you:
In STAR, you get basic medical services, like doctor visits and medicines, through a medical plan and a main doctor or primary care provider.
STAR Kids is a Texas Medicaid program for children and adults 20 and younger who have disabilities, receive Supplemental Security Income, or get waiver services through one of the Texas Medicaid waiver programs listed below:
Along with regular Medicaid services, STAR Kids offers long-term services and supports if you need them. Long-term services and supports include things like help in your home with basic daily activities.
You might be in the STAR+PLUS program if you:
In STAR+PLUS, you get basic medical services – like doctor visits and medicines – and long-term services and supports – like personal caretaker services – through a medical plan. People who have Medicare and Medicaid can be in STAR+PLUS but they will keep getting their basic medical services from Medicare and their long-term services and supports through their STAR+PLUS medical plan.
STAR+PLUS also serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who live in community-based intermediate care facilities for people with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF-IID), or who get services through an IDD waiver program and don't have Medicare.
In certain parts of Texas, people with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage (dual eligibles) can get all their services – Medicare and Medicaid – through one STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid medical plan.
Most children and young adults 20 and younger that have joined Medicaid will get dental services through a dental plan and a main dentist.
Online - Go to YourTexasBenefits.com
Phone - For STAR, STAR+PLUS, CHIP, and Dental call toll-free 800-964-2777. For STAR Kids, STAR+PLUS for Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer, 1915c Intellectual Developmental and Disabled (IDD) and Nursing Facility residents, and STAR+PLUS MMP call toll-free 877-782-6440.
Form – Fill out the Medical or Dental Enrollment Form. Sign the form, and return in one of the following ways:
In person - You can learn more about the Medicaid programs and get help enrolling. To find out when and where you can get help at an office or a list of enrollment events in your area, see the home page of this website.
Home Visit – If you'd like someone to come to your home to help you enroll, call toll-free 800-964-2777.
Choosing a Health Plan: Choosing a Health Plan | Texas Health and Human Services – Click here to learn more about picking a health plan and reviewing the comparison charts for information on each plan option.
Dental: Compare “Value-Added” or Extra Services Offered by Medicaid Dental Plans (texas.gov) – To see your Dental Comparison Chart click here.
Texas Health Steps is health care for children from birth through age 20 who have Medicaid. Texas Health Steps gives your child free medical checkups starting at birth, and free dental checkups starting at 6 months of age. Checkups can help find health problems before they get worse and harder to treat.
Call Texas Health Steps if You:
Call Texas Health Steps toll-free 877-847-8377 (877-THSTEPS) or go to MyChildrensMedicaid.org to learn more about Medicaid and Texas Health Steps.