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Aetna Better Health® of Texas 

When you choose us as your Texas Medicaid (STAR and STAR Kids) or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) health plan, you’re choosing care you can trust. It’s about bringing together what matters most to your health. Because healthier happens together®.


For STAR and CHIP, we’re here for members in the Bexar and Tarrant services areas. For STAR Kids, we’re in the Dallas and Tarrant service areas. Not yet joined? Learn about becoming a member. 

Already a member?

Learn about the first steps you can take with your new plan.

Get started

Find what you need

Be as healthy as you can be. A wide range of benefits and services can help. You have a network of providers to get you the right care when you need it. We’ll help you understand your coverage. And make sure you get the most from your benefits.

Featured benefit

$25 for over-the-counter (OTC) products.

You should have everything you need to help you feel your best. That’s why we’re working with CVS Health® to give you $25 of OTC health supplies and products. And we'll send it to you every month at no extra cost.

More about your monthly $25 OTC benefit

Your plan options

We offer plan options that meet different needs for different people: 

Contact us for help

Contact us for help

You can find all the phone numbers you need on our contact us page:


  • Departamento de Servicios para miembros
  • Servicios de salud conductual
  • Línea de enfermería las 24 horas:1-800-556-1555 (TTY: 711)
  • Help lines for STAR, STAR Kids and CHIP
  • Enrollment broker for STAR or CHIP
  • Pharmacy benefits, mail-order medicine and specialty medicine
  • Vision and dental care
  • Rides (non-emergent medical transportation, or NEMT services)


Resources and contacts for providers


Just visit the provider home page to find resources for network doctors, administrators and other health care professionals. Providers can find the phone numbers they need on the provider contact us page. This includes Provider Relations.

Not sure if you qualify?

Not sure if you qualify?

Understanding health insurance can be tough. Especially if it’s new to you. Or if it’s your first time enrolling. You and your family may be eligible for benefits without knowing it. The first step? See if you qualify. You can use the prescreening tool.


Prescreening tool

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Don’t lose your benefits Keep your coverage

Renew every year

You’ll need to renew your Texas Benefits — Medicaid or CHIP — coverage each year. Learn more about how to keep your coverage.


Learn how to renew

Update contact info

To keep your benefits, be sure to update your address if you move. You can contact us to update your info.



Get help

¿Tiene alguna pregunta?Contact us. We’re here for you Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.




Aetna Better Health of Texas is part of Aetna® and the CVS Health® family, one of our country’s leading health care organizations. We’ve been serving people who use Medicaid services for over 30 years — from kids, adults and seniors to people with disabilities or other serious health issues.

Our national experience helps us do lots of good work in your community, where you live, work and play. And we’re proud to be your neighbor, working alongside you to make Texas a great state. You can get the care you need to be as healthy as possible. And you can do it all close to home.

Want to learn more about us? Check our general Aetna Better Health website.

Help with key concerns

Need to file an appeal on a coverage decision? Or get materials in another language? We’re here for you. Just choose the topic that applies to your needs.

You can learn about what to do if you have a complaint or want to appeal a decision we made. As part of this process, you can find info about things like:


  • Quejas y apelaciones
  • Complaint panels
  • Audiencias estatales imparciales
  • Independent reviews

This includes info about how to start each process and who to contact.

You have the right to report anyone you believe has committed fraud, waste or abuse against the Texas Medicaid system. You can learn more about how to report cases to us or to the Office of Inspector General Hotline (Texas Health and Human Services).

Need language help? Just contact us. You can get:


  • Interpreter services at no cost during any service or complaint process, including American Sign Language and real-time oral interpretation
  • Interpreter services for your medical visit (be sure to call 48 hours before your visit)
  • Info in another format, like audio, large print and braille
  • Materials in other languages if your primary language isn’t English

For our non-discrimination notice and other language help:


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Legal notices

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