Join HEALTHfirst

STAR is a Texas Medicaid managed care program. Parkland HEALTHfirst is our STAR program for newborns, children, teens, pregnant women and adults. When you choose Parkland HEALTHfirst for your STAR health benefits, we’ll help you get the services you and your family need to stay healthy. 

Call 1-800-964-2777, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to apply. You can apply by phone 2-1-1, by mail, or

You can also get help with your application by calling Member Services at 1-888-672-2277 (toll-free), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by emailing us.

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