About Medicaid (STAR)

Health care when you need it the most

STAR is a Texas Medicaid managed care program.  When you choose Aetna Better Health of Texas for your STAR health benefits, we’ll help you get the services you and your family need to stay healthy.

We’ll help you find your doctor
You can pick your own doctor. Aetna Better Health of Texas has a large network of doctors throughout the counties we serve. You can find a doctor near you with our Provider Search Tool.

What’s covered in your plan?
Along with your main doctor, we have a large group of specialists, therapists, clinics, and hospitals that can give you Medicaid services.

Some other important benefits you’ll receive as an Aetna Better Health member include:

  • Doctor visits for adults and children
  • Vaccines to prevent illness (immunizations)
  • Laboratory and x-ray services
  • Eye exams
  • Behavioral health services (such as counseling and treatment)
  • Rides to medical appointments through the Medical Transportation Program

For questions about Aetna Better Health Medicaid (STAR), call Member Services at 1-800-306-8612(Tarrant service areas); 1-800-248-7767 (Bexar service areas) or 1-800-735-2989 (hearing impaired).

STAR - Bexar Area: Bexar, Atascosa, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson and Bandera

STAR - Tarrant Area: Tarrant, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker and Wise

For a complete list, see our summary of services , or look at our member handbook

For information on the Medicaid STAR Program, go to Health and Human Services (HHSC).Or call the help line 2-1-1 (TTY/Hearing impaired: 7-1-1) or 1-877-541-7905 (after you pick a language, press 2). You can call Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.

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