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