STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) is the Medicaid-managed healthcare program for low-income families. It provides 12 months of health coverage for qualifying newborns, children, pregnant women and adults at zero cost. To continue enjoying these excellent benefits, STAR members must renew their coverage yearly.

STAR Program Benefits include:

  • Choice of doctor/doctor visits
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Hospital care at local hospitals
  • Vaccines
  • Eye exams and glasses
  • Hearing exams
  • Dental exams (under 21 only)
  • Interpretive services
  • Free transportation to your doctor
  • Mental health benefits
  • Resources on how to manage asthma and diabetes

Value-Added Services (VAS)

In addition to your regular health benefits, Driscoll Health Plan offers extra services to our members at no cost.

Service Area

STAR and STAR Kids Service Area


STAR Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency Behavioral Health Condition means:  

Any condition, without regard to the nature or cause of the condition, which in the opinion of a prudent layperson, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health: 

  • requires immediate intervention or medical attention without which the Member would present an immediate danger to themselves or others; or 
  • which renders the Member incapable of controlling, knowing, or understanding the consequences of their actions. 

 Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Our staff speaks English or Spanish and can help you with questions. We also have special services for members who have trouble reading, hearing, seeing, or speaking a language other than English or Spanish. Members or their legally authorized representatives can ask for the handbook in audio, larger print, Braille, and other languages. To get help, call Member Services toll-free or the TTY line listed on your member ID card. 

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As soon as you have your new address, give it to HHSC benefits office by dialing 2-1-1 and call Driscoll Health Plan Member Services Department toll-free, for Nueces SA: 1-877-220-6376 or Hidalgo SA: 1-855-425-3247. Before you get Medicaid services in your new area, you must call Driscoll Health Plan, unless you need emergency services. You will continue to get 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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Your Primary Care Provider can help you decide if you need to see a specialist. In general, you cannot go to another doctor or get a special service unless your Primary Care Provider agrees to make a referral. Refer to your member handbook for additional information. 

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