How to join Medicaid (STAR)

1. Check your eligibility

You can check your eligibility in one of these ways:

  • Go to the Your Texas Benefits website and use the Prescreening Tool
  • Call 2-1-1 (TTY 711) toll-free - 1-877-541-7905 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time

2. Apply for benefits

You can apply in one of these ways:

3. Check your mail and choose your health plan

After you’re approved, you’ll get an enrollment packet in the mail. You need to choose a health plan or the enrollment broker will choose one for you. Call 1-800-964-2777 (TTY 711) to join Aetna Better Health of Texas.

We’re here to help! Call Member Services at 1-800-248-7767 (Bexar); 1-800-306-8612 (Tarrant) or 1-800-735-2989 (hearing impaired).