Personal Care Services

What is Personal Care Services?

Personal Care Services is a Medicaid benefit that helps clients with everyday tasks. These tasks are called activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.

Examples of ADLs:

  • Bathing
  • Eating
  • Assisting with toileting
  • Dressing
  • Assisting with walking

Examples of IADLs:

  • Laundry
  • Light housework
  • Meal preparation

To be eligible for PCS:

  • Age birth through 20 and have Medicaid.
  • Must have an ongoing disability, physical or mental illness that has been confirmed by a doctor or practitioner.
  • Have a Practitioner Statement of Need signed by a practitioner (physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant) who has examined you in the last twelve months.
  • Need help with ADLs and IADLs based on the Personal Care Assessment Form.
  • Give a reason why your responsible adult cannot help you with ADLs and IADLs.

For more information, or for questions about the PCS benefit, call the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership PCS Client Line toll free at 888-276-0702, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Order PCS brochures online.