How to join

How to join Dell Children’s Health Plan

STAR Medicaid provides health care to children, pregnant women and families. Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) is a health care program for children whose families do not qualify for Medicaid.

Find your family size below. If your income is at or below the amount listed, you may qualify for STAR Medicaid or CHIP.

*Income is money you get paid before taxes are taken out.
**A family of one might be a child who does not live with a parent.

NOTE: These income levels are set by the federal government and are adjusted every year, effective April 1st.

To start or check the status of your application, go to and create an account, or download the Your Texas Benefits mobile app, to apply for CHIP or STAR Medicaid. Or you can call 2-1-1 to start your application.

Once you are approved for CHIP or STAR Medicaid, you will receive your enrollment packet. Information on how to choose Dell Children’s Health Plan will be included in the enrollment packet or you can call CHIP/STAR Medicaid Helpline at 1-800-964-2777.

If you have any questions about the application process please feel free to contact us at

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Call us at 512-324-DCHP (3247) and we can help answer your questions.

After hours locations

You can also view a list of urgent care and after hours locations here.

Urgent care centers

You can also view a list of urgent care and after hours locations here.