LTSS gives members with chronic illnesses and disabilities the chance to thrive in their homes and communities. These assistive services help members with everyday tasks, such as bathing, dressing, fixing meals and managing a home. The wide range of support varies per waiver program.

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) BenefitsMDCPCLASSDBMDHCSTxHmLYES
Adaptive Aids (AA)
Audiology ServicesNONONO
Behavior Support ServicesNONO
Case ManagementNONONONO
Chore ServicesNONONONONO
Community Support Services (CSS) transportationNONONONONO
Continued Family ServicesNONONONONO
Cognitive Rehabilitation TherapyNONONONO
Day HabilitationNONONO
Dietary/Nutritional ServicesNONO
Employment Assistance Services (EAS)
Financial Management Services (FMS)NO
Flexible Family Support Services (FFSS)NONONONONO
Family SupportNONONONONO
Language TherapyNONO
Minor Home Modifications (MHM)
Non-Medical TransportationNONONONONO
Orientation and MobilityNONONONONO
Paraprofessional ServicesNONONONONO
Physical, Occupational, and Speech TherapyNONO
Prevocational ServicesNONONONONO
Residential AssistanceNONONONONO
Respite Services
Specialized TherapiesNONONONONO
Speech/Language PathologyNONONONONO
Social Work ServicesNONONONONO
Support Family ServicesNONONONONO
Supported Employment
Supported Home Living (SHL) transportationNONONONONO
Supportive Family-based AlternativesNONONONONO
Transition Assistance Services (TAS)NO


STAR Kids Frequently Asked Questions

If your doctor cannot be reached to approve a prescription, you may be able to get a three-day emergency supply of your medication. 

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Contact your Service Coordinator if your child needs to see a doctor or provider that is out of the area. We want to make sure your child keeps getting the care and services needed during the transition into STAR Kids. Driscoll Health Plan will authorize services that are out of the area when it is the best interest of your child.

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Your primary care provider or another doctor is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you get sick at night or on the weekend you can call your primary cares provider’s office number for help. The office will have an answering service or message on how to contact your primary care provider. Your primary care provider should return your call within 30 minutes. 

You may also visit an in-network after-hours clinic or urgent care center for sudden illness. You should contact your primary care provider’s office if you are unsure about going to an after-hours clinic or urgent care.

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As soon as you have your new address, give it to the HHSC benefits office by dialing 2-1-1 and call Member Services toll-free, for Nueces SA: 1-844-508-4672or Hidalgo SA: 1-844-508-4674. Before you get Medicaid services in your new area, you must call Driscoll Health Plan, unless you need emergency services. You will keep getting care through Driscoll Health Plan until HHSC changes your address.

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If you get a bill, call Member Services and we can help you. We can call the provider’s office for you. You are not responsible for co-pays, deductibles, and services that are not covered by Medicaid.

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Need more help? Call 1-877-324-7543

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First, check to see if you qualify. Next, create a member login and complete the online application. If you have any questions, our staff is happy to help. 
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