STAR Kids | Texas Children's Health Plan


The right plan for kids with special needs.


STAR Kids is a Medicaid-managed care plan. This plan helps children and young adults who under the age of 21 with disabilities. Texas Children’s Health Plan offers STAR Kids in the Harris, Jefferson and Northeast Service Areas.


  • Prescription drugs.
  • Hospital care.
  • Primary care.
  • Specialty care.
  • Preventive care.
  • Personal care services.
  • Private duty nursing.
  • Durable medical equipment and supplies.

Long-Term Services and Supports

STAR Kids offers long-term services and supports if you need them.  Long-term services and supports are things that can help in your home with daily activities. Also, we can help make changes to your home so you can safely move around.
  • If you get services through a Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) waiver, the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) waiver, or live in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF-IID), you will get certain LTSS through your health plan, but you will continue to get your waiver or facility long-term services and supports through your waiver or facility, the way you do today.
  • If you do not get services through a DADS IDD waiver, YES, or ICF-IID, you will get all your LTSS services through the STAR Kids health plan you pick.
  • If you get services through the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) waiver, you will get all your LTSS through the STAR Kids heath plan you pick.
Plus, as a Texas Children’s Health Plan member, you also get exciting extra benefits through our Healthy Rewards Program for your family to enjoy as we help you plan for a healthy future.

STAR Kids Member Advisory Group

Texas Children’s Health Plan will host quarterly Member Advisory Group meetings to gain valuable feedback from our current members on the initiatives, services, and programs offered by the health plan. The information and member feedback gathered during these meetings will be used to guide future programs. 
To sign-up for these meetings, contact:
832-828-1650 or email:

Member Advisory Group (MAG) Registration

2022 Dates for the STAR Kids Member Advisory Groups 

Harris SA STAR Kids Member Advisory Groups
Thursdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Currently online

  • Feb 17
  • May 19
  • September 15
  • November 17

Jefferson SA STAR Kids Member Advisory Groups
Wednesdays 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Currently online

  • Jan 5
  • April 6
  • July 13
  • October 5

NE MRSA STAR Kids Member Advisory Groups
Thursdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Currently online

  • Jan 6
  • April 7
  • July 14
  • October 6