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    STAR medical plans provide all Medicaid services, unlimited prescriptions, unlimited number of hospital days and health education classes. Each plan also offers extra services, called value-added services.

    Topics: Health, Children, Women, Mental Health

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    STAR covers low-income children, pregnant women and families. STAR members get their services through health plans they choose.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health, Women

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    The Thriving Texas Families program (formerly known as the Alternatives to Abortion Program) is a statewide support network .

    Topics: Health, Women

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    HHSC provides services to Texas women such as aiding in preventing unintended pregnancies, nurturing healthier pregnancies, addressing domestic violence and taking care of children.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health, Safety, Women

  • News
    January 17, 2024

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved Texas’ request to extend Medicaid and CHIP coverage from two to 12 months after pregnancy.

    Topics: Health, Benefits, Women

  • News
    October 26, 2023

    With the flu circulating this season, the Department of State Health Services and HHSC are encouraging everyone who can to get vaccinated.

    Topics: Children, Women, Health

  • News
    August 1, 2023

    Texas WIC offers a wide array of resources to support breastfeeding mothers.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Food, Health, WIC Providers, Women

  • News
    August 11, 2022

    Texas WIC encourages WIC offices, lactation centers, health care providers, employers and communities to promote the benefits of breastfeeding and show support for nursing mothers. 

    Topics: Health, WIC Providers, Women

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    February 28, 2024

    Gov. Abbott announced that HHSC is extending postpartum coverage to 12 months for eligible Medicaid and CHIP recipients effective March 1, 2024.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health, Women

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    January 9, 2024

    As part of National Cervical Health Awareness Month this January, HHSC is encouraging women to get screened for cervical cancer.

    Topics: Benefits, Health, Women

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    September 29, 2023

    HHSC is encouraging preventive care and screenings for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

    Topics: Health, Women

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    July 26, 2023

    August is National Breastfeeding Month, and Texas WIC is sharing resources to support moms and pregnant women to help meet their breastfeeding goals.

    Topics: Health, WIC Providers, Women, Children

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    May 12, 2023

    Texas HHSC is encouraging women of all ages to take care of their health as part of National Women's Health Week, which begins on May 14.

    Topics: Health, Women

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    April 14, 2023

    Texas HHSC presented the Shining Star Award to Tyler-based WIC Director Tecora Smith, recognizing her exceptional leadership, service and dedication to the children and families served by Texas WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

    Topics: Children, Health, WIC Providers, Women

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    January 4, 2023

    HHSC is recognizing January as National Cervical Health Awareness Month and encouraging women to get screened for cervical cancer.

    Topics: Benefits, Health, Women

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