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Your Texas Benefits|
Your Texas Benefits offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits
including Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children's Health Insurance, and nursing
home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Click here to get to Your Texas Benefits page
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a national program designed for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford commercial insurance. The State of Texas developed TexCare Partnership to raise awareness of new children’s health insurance options and to help Texas families obtain affordable coverage for their uninsured children (ages 0-19).
Call toll-free 1-877-543-7669 (that's 1-877-KIDS-NOW) to apply by phone, or
click here for online application.
Click here to get to Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Texas Medicaid Buy-In for Children
Medicaid Buy-In for Children can help pay medical bills for children with disabilities. This program helps families
who need health insurance, but make too much money to get traditional Medicaid. Families “buy in” to Medicaid by making a monthly payment (premium).
To be in this program a child must:
The benefit period for this program is usually one year. Before the end of the benefit period, a renewal application will be sent to the family.
- Be age 18 or younger
- Meet the same rules for a disability that are used to get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The child doesn’t have to get SSI.
- Live in Texas
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
- Not be married
How to apply:
Get an application form for Medicaid Buy-In for Children from one of the following three ways:
For more details, view the MBIC Overview Document or visit the Texas Medicaid Buy-In for Children webpage.
- Download Form H1200-MBIC
- Call 2-1-1 and ask to have a Medicaid Buy-In for Children application mailed to you.
- Go to an HHSC benefits office. Call 2-1-1 to find one near you.
Texas Health Steps
Step Into a Healthy Future With Texas Health Steps!
Texas Health Steps (THSteps) is for children from birth through 20 years of age who have Medicaid. Texas Health Steps provides regular medical and dental checkups and case management services to babies, children, teens, and young adults at no cost to you. If your child's doctor finds a health problem during a checkup, he or she can make sure your child gets the medical care that is necessary to help prevent problems that could make it hard for your child to learn and grow.
Texas Health Steps will:
Call Texas Health Steps toll-free 1-877-847-8377 (1-877-THSTEPS) Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Central Time.
- Help you find a doctor, dentist, or case manager
- Help you make an appointment for a checkup
- Help you get a ride or money for gas
TTY number 1- 800 - RELAY TX (735-2989)
Please click here for more information
Texas Health Steps Presentation
In May 2009, HHSC and Evercare of Texas ended their contract for the operation of the Integrated Care Management (ICM) program, which provided services to more than 75,000 aged, blind, and disabled (ABD) Medicaid clients in the Dallas/Tarrant Service Delivery Areas (SDAs). Subsequently, the 2010-11 General Appropriations Act (Article II, Special Provisions, Section 46, S.B. 1, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009), requires HHSC to implement the most cost-effective integrated managed care model for this population.
An analysis of the ICM, Primary Care Case Management (PCCM), and STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care models resulted in HHSC’s conclusion that the most appropriate, cost-effective model to implement in response to the legislative mandate is STAR+PLUS.
For more information about STAR+PLUS click here.
STAR+PLUS Expansion Fact Sheet
Parkland Community Health Plan, Inc.
(PCHP) is a Dallas-based regional managed care organization that was created to serve as a bridge connecting the community's uninsured population to programs and services designed specifically for them, including Medicaid Managed Care and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). PCHP is an integral part of Parkland Health and Hospital System which also includes Parkland Memorial Hospital, Community Oriented Primary Care and the Parkland Foundation.
Our service area covers Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties.
Parkland Community Health Plan, Inc.
Medical Transportation Program
Medical transportation provides FREE transportation to any Medicaid appointment.
You must be a Medicaid recipient and have no other means of transportation available to get to your appointment.
To schedule an appointment please call at least two business days in advance:
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands
of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications
and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
The resources available on DrugWatch.com are provided to offer visitors free and accurate information
to aid in the understanding of various medications and conditions. The content on the site may help consumers
formulate questions for medical professionals and alert the public about important information regarding
potentially dangerous side effects associated with certain medications. By providing FDA alerts, drug interactions,
and potential side effects on the site, patients have access to valuable knowledge that could enhance their
ability to voice concerns with their doctor and improve their quality of care.
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