STAR Health

In partnership with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Medicaid provides a managed care program, STAR Health, for the following groups:

  • Children in DFPS conservatorship (under 18).
  • Children in the Adoption Assistance or Permanency Care Assistance program who are transitioning from STAR Health to STAR or STAR Kids.
  • Youth age 21 years and younger with voluntary extended foster care placement agreements (Extended Foster Care).
  • Youth age 20 and younger who are Former Foster Care Children (FFCC).

Benefits under STAR Health

Members in the STAR Health program can get benefits like:

  • Regular checkups at the doctor and dentist.
  • Prescription drugs and vaccines.
  • Hospital care and services.
  • X-rays and lab tests.
  • Vision and hearing care.
  • Access to medical specialists and mental health care.
  • Treatment of special health needs and pre-existing conditions.
  • A 24/7 nurse hotline for caregivers and caseworkers.
  • Access to the Health Passport, a comprehensive, patient-centered and internet based electronic health record.

You can find more information on coordinating your STAR Health services here.

More information about the STAR Health program can be found on the Texas Department of Child and Family Services website.