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    CHIP comparison charts outline the value-added services offered in each service area so that you can pick the health plan that will best meet your child’s needs.

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

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    STAR Kids is a Texas Medicaid managed care program that provides Medicaid benefits to children and adults 20 and younger who have disabilities.

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

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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

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    HHS efforts cover a variety of areas from monitoring child care providers, advocating for children, helping people affected by human trafficking and helping Texans recover from disasters.

    Topics: Children, 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
    July 24, 2023

    The Texas Human Trafficking Resource Center provides resources for preventing and identifying human trafficking and support for survivors.

    Topics: Safety, Women, Children

  • 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

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