About Medicaid STAR Kids

STAR Kids is a Texas Medicaid managed care program that will provide Medicaid benefits to children and adults 20 and younger who have disabilities. Participation in the STAR Kids program is required for those who are 20 or younger, covered by Medicaid, and meet at least one of the following:

  • Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Get SSI and Medicare.
  • Get services through the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) waiver.
  • Get services through the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) waiver.
  • Live in a community-based intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related condition (ICF/IID) or nursing facility.
  • Get services through a Medicaid Buy-In program.
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
  • Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
  • Get services through any of the following intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) waiver programs.
    • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
    • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
    • Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
    • Texas Home Living (TxHmL) 

STAR Kids – Dallas and Tarrant Service Areas

For Dallas STAR Kids Members - Do you have any questions? 

Call Aetna Better Health of Texas STAR Kids 1-844-787-5437

Member FAQs: English/Spanish

Provider FAQs

For information on the STAR Kids Program go to Health and Human Services (HHSC). Or call the help line 2-1-1 (TTY/Hearing impaired: 7-1-1) or 1-877-541-7905 (after you pick a language, press 2). You can call Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.

 

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