Texas Children’s Health Plan

Texas Children’s Health Plan was founded in 1996 by Texas Children’s Hospital to cover kids, teens, pregnant women and adults.

We serve those who qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, with a large network of doctors and resources to meet their health needs.

  • More than 1,100 doctors
  • More than 3,200 specialists
  • More than 60 hospitals


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What We Offer


The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers low-cost health coverage for children from birth through age 18. CHIP is designed for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to buy private health coverage.

We offer CHIP in more than 20 counties in the Jefferson and Harris Service Areas.


STAR is a Medicaid-managed care plan. This plan helps family members of any age. Texas Children’s Health Plan offers STAR in more than 20 counties in the Jefferson and Harris Service Areas.


STAR Kids will specifically serve youth and children who get disability-related Medicaid. Texas Children’s Health Plan will be the provider for these services for the service area designated by the state of Texas.

The program launches in November 2016 for children and youth age 20 or younger who either receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Medicaid or are enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP). The Health Plan will help the family manage their medical needs as well as acting as a care coordinator between physicians and families.

The Center For Children and Women

The Center for Children and Women is a new kind of medical facility designed to put everything in one place. It offers state-of-the-art health-care services and is only for Texas Children's Health Plan members. Open 7 days a week, evenings, and weekends, The Center provides comprehensive services patients need in one place. Everything from checkups to teeth cleanings, eye exams, OB doctors, lab tests and a pharmacy are all located on-site. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted to provide the most flexibility for our patients.

For more information, visit http://www.jointhecenter.org/

Our Service Area

We serve youth and children across 54 counties including more than 60 hospitals extending north to Oklahoma and east to Arkansas.

Part of being a world-renowned leader in health care is taking care of our team. We not only offer competitive benefits, but provide unique services to keep you empowered and engaged.

Available Benefits
Medical Benefits and Prescription Drug Coverage
Medical Benefits and Prescription Drug Coverage

Comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage. Choice of three plans. Administered by BCBSTX/Prime Therapeutics. Texas Children’s pays the majority of the cost of coverage for you and your family.

Onsite Employee Medical Clinic
Onsite Employee Medical Clinic

Preventive care and treatment of minor illnesses. $10 copay for BCBSTX members. One-on-one health coaching and condition management programs.

Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits

Choice of two plans. Administered by BCBSTX. 100% employee paid.

Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits

Comprehensive coverage. Insured by VSP. 100% employee paid.

Weight Watchers Subsidy
Weight Watchers Subsidy

Receive 50% employee paid subsidy for Weight Watchers programs, including online, At Work and community meetings.

Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs

Fun and engaging individual and group wellness challenges and educational sessions.

Health Coaching and Nutrition Counseling
Health Coaching and Nutrition Counseling

Free, personalized, and motivating health coaching and nutritional counseling.

Fitness Center Discounts
Fitness Center Discounts

Reduced enrollment and membership rates at a variety of Fitness Centers. Also applies to employee’s family members.

Team Sports Subsidy
Team Sports Subsidy

Team sponsorship of up to $600. Minimum 50% of participants must be Texas Children’s employees.

Our Culture

We work side by side by side to care for our patients and each other. Driven by our shared values, we apply our infinite passion every to accelerate health care.

  • Ours is a culture that cannot be replicated.

    — Mark A. Wallace,
    President and CEO

    Ours is a community that cares for each other, that is dedicated to working together, that never gives up and breaks boundaries. We have improved the lives of countless others and reached the world. This is what infinite passion can do.

  • Our task is great, but it is overwhelmed by our passion, drive and dedication to the ones we serve.

    Embrace Freedom
    Lead Tirelessly
    Live Compassionately
    Amplify Unity

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