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About Us

About Texas Children's Health Plan

A Quarter Century of Caring

For more than 25 years, Texas Children’s Health Plan has done only one thing. We help keep children and women in Texas healthy. We were founded in Houston by one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. We are the nation’s first HMO focused on children. Since then, we have grown to cover more than 600,000 residents in 50+ counties of east Texas. We offer traditional Medicaid (STAR) plans, as well as CHIP and STAR Kids plans for those who need them. We are still based in Houston today. Our team is ready to help you all along the way, from getting signed up to getting the care you need. And we understand your needs. Not only are our folks from Texas, but many have been on Medicaid and CHIP too.

Why Texas Children’s Health Plan?

Benefits you can count on

With Texas Children’s Health Plan, we make sure you get the full range of benefits you deserve.

These include:

  • Regular visits to the doctor
  • Drug coverage
  • Emergency and urgent care
  • Immunizations
  • And much more

Your choice of doctors

Your and your child’s doctor is so important. That is why we have more than 27,000 providers in our network. We make sure you are connected to the right doctor and can even help you find a new doctor if you want.

And we can help you get a ride to the doctor or the drug store if you need one.

Support to help you stay healthy

We offer support and education to help you make the most of your plan. We give you education and reminders on preventive care. And if you or your child have a more serious condition, we have a trained support team that can work directly with you. They can help set up doctor visits and help make a care plan.

Rewards for You

And who does not like to get rewarded? You can get some of the best rewards, just for taking steps to be healthy. Among the rewards we offer members:

  • Gift cards for having well-child visits
  • Gift cards for taking care of conditions like diabetes
  • Cribs for newborns
  • Rewards for after-school groups

See more in our Healthy Rewards section

Exclusive Care at our members-only Centers for Children and Women

As our member, you also get exclusive access to our world-class healthcare centers. The Center for Children and Women gives you all the care you need - primary care, dentistry, optometry, women’s services, pharmacy and behavioral health - under one roof. All of the doctors work together to make sure you can take care of everything in one visit. That means less missed work and school time. And they are open late and on Saturdays to meet your schedule. There are also virtual visits available.