Local authorities are the first to respond to the needs of disaster survivors. Disasters can significantly reduce their ability to provide services. State and federal assistance may be available after a disaster to help by coordinating and managing disaster behavioral health preparedness, response and recovery efforts for Texas before, during and after a local, state or federally declared emergency or disaster. These services include coordinating stress management and crisis counseling services at the local level.
A disaster can affect Medicaid/CHIP providers and managed care organizations' operations and disrupt services to clients. If an event happens and you are affected in a way that requires flexibility from your contract or daily course of business, click here for specific information.