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  • News
    June 20, 2022
    HHS is celebrating Deafblind Awareness Week, June 26–July 2, by hosting two awareness events and highlighting its programs and staff who work with the deafblind community.

    Topics: Children, Health, Disability

  • News
    April 4, 2022
    Since 2013, the HHS Children’s Autism Program has provided approximately 700,000 hours of Applied Behavior Analysis services to Texas children.

    Topics: Disability, Health, Children

  • News
    March 3, 2022
    HHSC, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency and other state agencies have teamed up to launch a streamlined website to connect Texas parents to a variety of free or low cost early childhood services and resources, available through different state agencies and programs.

    Topics: Children, Health

  • Pages
    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

  • News
    November 23, 2021
    HHSC ODPC held a free, weekly virtual conference to promote National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

    Topics: Children

  • Reports and Presentations

    The report provides a status on the distribution of the Guide to mothers, fathers, and caregivers in both English and Spanish relating to the development, health, and safety of a child from birth until age five.

    Topics: Children, Disability

  • Pages
    HHS is partnering with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas Education Agency to provide school year 2021–2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to eligible children.

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

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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

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

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

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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