At the events you will get information about the following Medicaid programs.

  • STAR
  • You might be in the STAR program if you:

    • Get cash help (TANF)
    • Are a child 18 or younger
    • Are pregnant
    • Are in a family with a low household income

    In STAR, you get basic medical services, like doctor visits and medicines, through a health plan and a main doctor or primary care provider.

  • STAR Kids
  • 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:

    • The Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
    • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
    • Deaf/Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
    • Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
    • Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
    • Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

    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:

    • Are 65 or older
    • Are 21 or older and get Supplemental Security Income
    • Are in the Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer program

    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 health plan. People who have Medicare and Medicaid can be in STAR+PLUS but they will continue to get their basic medical services from Medicare and their long-term services and supports through their STAR+PLUS health plan.

    STAR+PLUS also serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who live in community-based intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF-IID), or who get services through an IDD waiver program and don't have Medicare.

  • STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plans
  • 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 health plan.

  • Texas Health Steps
  • 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:

    • Need help finding a doctor or dentist
    • Need help setting up a checkup
    • Have questions about checkups or Texas Health Steps
    • Need help getting a ride to a checkup
    • Need a case manager to help you find and get other services

    Call Texas Health Steps toll-free 1-877-847-8377 (1-877-THSTEPS) or go to to learn more about Medicaid and Texas Health Steps.

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  • For STAR, STAR+PLUS, CHIP, and Dental call toll-free 1-800-964-2777.
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time. Monday through Friday,
    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 1-877-782-6440.
    For Texas Health Steps call toll-free 1-877-847-8377.

  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, call 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2989.

  • Email
    If you’d like to ask us to set up an event in your area, send us an email. Be sure to include your name, phone number, city or county, and any other specific information about the request.