STAR Kids program

STAR Kids is a Texas Medicaid managed care program that provides Medicaid benefits to individuals age 20 and younger who have disabilities. Designed to meet the unique needs of youth and children with disabilities, the program provides benefits such as prescription drugs, hospital care, primary and specialty care, preventive care, personal care services, private duty nursing, and durable medical equipment and supplies.


138 UnitedHealthcare service coordinators and 18 clinical/ admin employees connecting STAR Kids members to the care and services they need

5 dedicated member advocates reduce barriers to care and address member and caregiver concerns

5 school liaisons work with families and school districts to promote access and inclusion

11 transition specialists support the move from pediatric care to adult care and helped 974 members transition in 2022 Tamikae Wilson's story 

650+ Community engagement events in 2022


Most-used value-added services

  • Fire/water resistance bag
  • Hyper sensory gift card
  • Focus learning bundle


Partners supporting inclusion and independence: 

Partners informing and supporting care: 

  • Capable Kids
  • Texas Parent to Parent

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