HCS Waiver Program and Dental Care

In Texas, individuals with intellectual disabilities or related conditions are eligible to receive free or reduced-cost services through the Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Program.

HCS is a Medicaid waiver program through the State of Texas.

Services provided through HCS include group home and companion care services, occupational, physical, and speech therapy, and dental care, among others.

HCS is intended to be used by individuals with IQs of 69 or below, or with a related condition with IQs of 75 or below. These individuals should be eligible for Medicaid benefits, and they should not be enrolled in other Medicaid waiver programs.

Dental care is an important part of overall health, but it can be especially difficult for people with special needs. Many dental offices are not equipped to handle the unique needs of these patients, and finding a dentist who is trained in special needs dentistry can be a challenge.

Believe Dental accepts HCS patients and specializes in treating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients, and we offer a wide range of services to meet the unique needs of our patients. We offer general dentistry, preventive care, and specialty services, and we work closely with our patients to ensure that they receive the care they need.

If you or a loved one are enrolled in HCS and need dental care, give us a call or fill out this form. We have offices in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston.

If you or a loved one are not currently enrolled in HCS but are interested, use this link to find and contact the local intellectual and developmental disorder authority (LIDDA) that serves your area. This authority will be able to help you with the application process to enroll in HCS.