Medicaid Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women is for children (birth to age 20) and pregnant women who get Medicaid; have a medical or mental health problem; and are at a high risk for getting medical or mental health problem. A case manager (Social Worker or Registered Nurse) is assigned to the client/family and assists them finding out what services they need; find services near where they live; teach them how to find and get other services; and make sure they are getting the services that are needed. Case managers can help clients/families access medical and dental services; medical supplies or equipment; access mental health services (psychological testing, assessment, and therapy); work on school or education issues; and referrals to other social services.
Case Management Program
Who can get a case manager?
- Children (birth to age 20) and pregnant women who get Medicaid;
- Have a medical or mental health problem; and/or
- At high risks for getting a medical or mental health diagnosis.
What do case managers do?
A case manager will visit with the client or patient and then:
- Find out what services are needed;
- Find services near where client”s live;
- Teach the client how to find and get other services; and
- Make sure they are getting the services they need.
What kind of help can clients get?
Case managers can help clients or patients get:
- Medical and dental services;
- Medical supplies or equipment;
- Access mental health services (psychological testing, assessment, and therapy)
- Work on school or education issues; and
- Referrals to other social services.
For more information on the program visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/caseman/default.shtm. If you are referring a client, please complete the “Medicaid Case Management Information” form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org