Medicaid STAR+Plus Procurement Announcement

HHSC Awards Medicaid STAR+PLUS Contracts

December 10, 2019

Following a competitive procurement, HHSC awards contracts to managed care organizations in the corresponding service areas for the STAR+PLUS product.

Volunteer Services Councils Support HHS Mission to Serve

Volunteer Services Councils Support HHS Mission to Serve

November 27, 2019

The volunteer services councils working with HHSC's state hospitals and state supported living centers provide crucial financial and moral support to patients, residents and staff. And with the holidays coming up, Texans looking to help other Texans this season are encouraged to contact their local VSC.

Get Your Family Moving with Great Kids Content from WIC

Get Your Family Moving with Great Kids Content from WIC

November 22, 2019

WIC launched its new online section on TexasWIC.org — the Kids Corner — with links to children’s videos, music and ideas for active play, cooking with kids and gardening.

Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served

Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served

November 7, 2019

Texas HHS celebrates Veterans Day by recognizing team members who have served their country.

Medicaid STAR+PLUS Procurement Announcement

Medicaid STAR+PLUS Procurement Announcement

October 29, 2019

Following a competitive procurement, HHSC intends to award contracts to the following managed care organizations in the corresponding service areas for the STAR+PLUS product.

Flu Season Is Here: Get Vaccinated to Protect Yourself

October 25, 2019

Flu season often begins in October and continues as late as May, making right now a great time to get a flu shot.

Draft TANF State Plan Available for Public Comment

Draft TANF State Plan Available for Public Comment

October 18, 2019

The draft renewal State Plan for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant assistance program (PDF) is available for public comment through Dec. 2, 2019.

Medicaid and CHIP Dental Procurement Announcement

October 14, 2019

HHSC intends to award three dental managed care contracts to DentaQuest USA Insurance Company, Inc., MCNA Insurance Company, and United Healthcare Insurance Company for an initial contract period of three years.

New Test Added to Robust Newborn Screening Program

New Test Added to Robust Newborn Screening Program

October 4, 2019

DSHS recently added a test for X-ALD — a rare, potentially fatal genetic disorder that damages the nervous system and adrenal glands — to its panel in the Newborn Screening Program.

Inside the art studio at Kerrville State Hospital.

Finding Empowerment in Kerrville State Hospital’s Art Studio

September 27, 2019

Inside the art studio at Kerrville State Hospital, supplies fill up decorated cabinets, ambitious projects rest on tables and the sound of ukuleles drifts through the most colorful place on campus.