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.