Services

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    ECI’s Coaching Approach

    ECI providers use a coaching approach to work with families when delivering early intervention services. During the coaching process, parents become equipped to teach their child new skills.

    Topics: Children, Disability, Health

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    HHS Recognizes Down Syndrome Awareness Month

    October is a time to learn about this condition that about 6,000 babies are born with each year in the United States.

    Topics: Health, Children

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    Disability Prevention Statewide Virtual Conference Impresses Attendees

    HHSC ODPC held a free, weekly virtual conference to promote National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

    Topics: Children

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    STAR Health

    In partnership with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Medicaid provides a managed care program, STAR Health.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health, Mental Health

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    Medicaid for Transitioning & Former Foster Care Youth

    Adults who were in the Texas foster care program as children might be able to keep their Medicaid coverage through the Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth program or the Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth program.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health

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    Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Due to COVID-19

    Texas Health and Human Services is partnering with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas Education Agency to provide summer 2021 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to eligible children.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health

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    CHIP

    CHIP covers children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to buy private insurance.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health

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    Medicaid & CHIP Services Information for People Receiving Services

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health, Mental Health, Reporting, Complaints, Women

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    Medicaid and CHIP Services Information for Providers

    Information for providers about changes to Medicaid and CHIP services due to COVID-19, links to information sessions and resources for providing assistance.

    Topics: Behavioral Health Services Providers, Children, COVID-19, Health, Long-term Care Providers

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    Medicaid & CHIP Members

    Most Medicaid services and all Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services are delivered through health plans. If you have Medicaid or CHIP, your health plan makes sure you get the health care services you need.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for People Receiving Services

    This page provides information about COVID-19 to Texans receiving HHS services.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health, Mental Health, Reporting, Complaints, Women

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    Choosing a Health Plan

    After you're approved for Medicaid or CHIP, you must pick a health plan. You will have at least two plans to choose from. Your health plan choices depend on where you live (PDF) and the program you're enrolled in.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health, Women

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    Programs for Children & Adults with Disabilities

    If you're looking for long-term care services and want to know what your options are, , call 2-1-1, , our hotline service for helping you find the services you need. If you have an intellectual or developmental disability or multiple disabilities, a local intellectual and developmental disability authority can help you find the services you need.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health

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    Medicaid for Pregnant Women & CHIP Perinatal

    Pregnant women without health insurance might be able to get free health coverage during their pregnancy through Medicaid for Pregnant Women or the CHIP Perinatal program. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income pregnant women during pregnancy and up to two months after the birth of the baby.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health, Women

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    Medicaid for Parents & Caretakers

    Medicaid is a healthcare program for low-income people. If you care for a child already getting Medicaid, you might be able to get Medicaid for yourself.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health