How to join Medicaid (STAR Kids)

1. Check your eligibility

You can check your eligibility in one of these ways:

  • Go to the Your Texas Benefits website and use the Prescreening Tool
  • Call 2-1-1 (TTY 711) toll-free - 1-877-541-7905 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time

2. Apply for benefits

You can apply in one of these ways:

3. Check your mail and choose your health plan

After your child is approved, you’ll get an enrollment packet in the mail.  Call the enrollment broker to choose a plan at 1-800-964-2777 (TTY 711) to join Aetna Better Health of Texas.

If you have any questions we’re here to help. Call Member Services at 1-844-STRKIDS (1-844-787-5437), 1-800-735-2989 (for the hearing impaired).