STAR Medicaid

What is Medicaid?

It is the State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) Managed Care Program (Medicaid). Community provides both Children’s Medicaid and Medicaid for Pregnant Women. These programs are at no cost to U.S. residents who cannot afford health insurance.


How does Medicaid work?

Members choose an HMO and a Primary Care Provider to give them all their primary care services. This includes coordinating referrals for all medically necessary specialty services.


Children’s Medicaid

Income determines eligibility. That income level is different based on age and Medicaid program. Children’s Medicaid covers a child up through the month of his or her 21st birthday.


Medicaid for Pregnant Women

Medicaid for Pregnant Women covers a childbearing woman of any age. Members must be at 185% or lower of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Members must recertify every year.


What Services Does Medicaid Cover?

Medicaid Members get medical care that includes:

  • Hospital care
  • Surgery
  • X-rays
  • Physical/speech/occupational therapies
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency services
  • Transplants
  • Regular health checkups and immunizations

Keep Your STAR Benefits!

Don’t lose your health care benefits – let Community help you recertify! Medicaid STAR Members must recertify every six months. Community will contact you when your recertification date is coming up, but you must take action if you want to keep your benefits!

If you want to continue being a Community Member, follow these three easy steps.

  1. Fill out your STAR renewal form, when you receive it in the mail, and send it back.
  2. Write Community Health Choice under "Health Plan Name" as your first choice when you get your enrollment form.
  3. Keep enjoying our great Community Health Choice service!

Community Members enjoy...

  • more than 8,000 Providers and hospitals to choose from,
  • memberships to Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (NCI) and Boys and Girls Club,
  • youth Sports League allowance up to $40
  • No cost, fun Member events such as Family Fun Night, Rockets and Astros games, and other neighborhood events at Moody Gardens, The Children's Museum, Sports Connection, and
  • Much more!