Rewards for Pregnant Women

Becoming a Mom Educational Class
Extra Benefits — just for our members!

Healthy Play and Exercise

Soccer Clinics, a partnership with the Houston Dynamo
Extra Benefits — just for our members!

Health and Wellness

24 Hour Nurse Help Line
Extra Benefits — just for our members!

Extra Help for Families

Parent Training Class
Extra Benefits — just for our members!

Extra Help for Families

Dental Health Services

Adult members will automatically be enrolled for basic dental benefits. Benefits include a comprehensive oral exam, 2 routine exams every 12-month period, emergency exams, x-rays, fillings and routine extractions, and 2 cleanings annually. 

How do I claim my benefit?

Members are automatically enrolled for basic dental benefits. For help finding a provider and verifying your coverage, refer to your Dental ID Card mailed upon enrollment.

How will I receive it?

You will receive extra benefit directly from dental providers.

Who is eligible?

This extra benefit is for members who are enrolled with Texas Children’s Health Plan STAR Program specifically and are 21 years of age and older.

Is this extra benefit available in my service area?

This extra benefit is available for members who reside in the Harris and Jefferson Service areas.


Vision benefit: upgrade

Members ages 0-18 will automatically be enrolled for basic vision benefits. They have the option to receive $110 toward a frame upgrade or $90 toward contact lenses.

How do I claim my extra benefit?

Contact the vision vendor Envolve to schedule an eye exam. For help finding a vision provider, you can contact Texas Children’s Health Plan Member Services.

How will I receive it?

You will receive extra benefit directly from vision providers. During your eye exam, tell your vision provider that you would like to take advantage of this extra benefit.

Who is eligible?

This extra benefit is for members who are enrolled in Texas Children’s Health Plan STAR, CHIP or STAR Kids programs and are 0-18 years of age.

Is this extra benefit available in my service area?

This extra benefit is available for members who reside in the Harris and Jefferson Service areas.


Diapers

Well-child checkups are the best way to make sure your baby is growing and developing in a healthy way. It is recommended that children get at least 6 well-child checks by the age of 15 months. When you complete your 5th (9-month) and 6th (12-month) Texas Health Steps well-child checks, we’ll send you up to 2 free packs of diapers.

How do I claim my extra benefit?

You will receive a post card that you’ll need to take to your physician. At the end of your child’s 5th well-child check, fill out one half of the card and ask your doctor to sign it verifying your visit. Mail the post card, in a stamped envelope, to Texas Children’s Health Plan. You can claim this extra benefit a second time at the time of your child’s 6th well-child check by repeating the process described above to claim your extra benefit.

How will I receive it?

You will receive your extra benefit via U.S. Mail. If you are a patient at The Center for Children and Women, you will have the option to receive extra benefit on-site, upon completion of your child’s 5thth and 6th month well-child checkups.

Who is eligible?

This extra benefit is available to all members enrolled with Texas Children’s Health Plan and are part of the Texas STAR, CHIP, or STAR Kids programs.

Is this extra benefit available in my service area?

This extra benefit is available to members in all covered service areas, including Harris, Jefferson, and Northeast.


Caregiver Respite Care Services

Texas Children’s Health Plan understands that being a family caregiver for a special needs child is a heavy responsibility and is taxing both physically and emotionally. In support of these families, Texas Children’s Health Plan offers 24 hours of in-home respite services per year as an extension of their home and community-based services to relieve unpaid primary caregivers.

How do I claim my extra benefit?

Members will request these services through their service coordinator.

How will I receive it?

Service will be provided by third-party vendor or personally-selected individual who can give the assistance approved by their service care coordinator. 

Who is eligible?

This extra benefit is available to all members enrolled with Texas Children’s Health Plan STAR Kids program. Members receiving respite care through State Waiver Programs are not eligible.  

Is this extra benefit available in my service area?

Extra benefit is available to members in all service areas including Harris, Jefferson, and Northeast service areas.


Extra Help Getting a Ride

Need help getting to your doctor’s appointment? We can help! Texas Children’s Health Plan partners with the Medicaid Transportation Program to make getting to your appointment fast and easy. When they can’t help, we step in and take care of you and your family. All transportation help is at no cost to your family.

How do I claim my extra benefit?

You will need to contact Member Services to make arrangements for transportation to your doctor’s visit. STAR members will need to first contact Medicaid Transportation Management (MTM) to arrange a ride to appointments.

How will I receive it?

Transportation will be provided by a vendor to pick you and your child up at your home. If this is not the best option, members may ask to be reimbursed for mileage, up to $20, if you ask a family member, friend, or neighbor to transport you to your appointment.

Who is eligible?

This extra benefit is available to all members enrolled with Texas Children’s Health Plan who are part of the Texas STAR, CHIP, or STAR Kids programs.

Is this extra benefit available in my service area?

This extra benefit is available to members in all covered service areas, including Harris, Jefferson, and Northeast.


Parent Training Class

Texas Children’s Health Plan understands that being a caregiver for a special needs child is a heavy responsibility, one that is taxing both physically and emotionally.  Parent training classes can be critical in helping a caregiver understand the needs of their child as well as provide a valuable support system. Texas Children’s Health Plan educators will offer parent training classes on a variety of topics relevant to STAR Kids members and their parents. Topics may include navigating special education opportunities and services and advocating for children with development or intellectual disabilities.

How do I claim my extra benefit?

Members will receive a post card notifying and inviting them to participate in an upcoming training class in their area. They may also call Member Services or visit www.TexasChildrensHealthPlan.org to learn about upcoming training classes and register for those they are interested in. 

How will I receive it?

Members will receive a confirmation email once they have registered, including the date, time, and location of their training class.

Who is eligible?

This extra benefit is available to all members enrolled with Texas Children’s Health Plan and specifically part of the STAR Kids program. 

Is this extra benefit available in my service area?

This extra benefit is available to members in all covered service areas, including Harris, Jefferson, and Northeast.