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Eligibility Requirements

HCBS-AMH focuses on three targeted populations. Applicants have to meet only one of the following targeted populations:


  • Long-term Hospitalization: A total of 1095 days in an in-patient psychiatric hospital during the 5 years before the referral.

  • Jail Diversion: 4 arrest and 2 psychiatric crises during the 3 years before the referral.

  • Emergency Room Diversion: 15 emergency room visits during the 3 years before the referral.


To Be Eligible, Applicants Must:

  • Have a primary diagnosis of a serious mental illness (SMI)

  • Be 18 years or older

  • Have income below 150% Federal Povery Level

  • Be able to live in the community with HCBS-AMH services

  • Meet clinical and functional criteria

  • Medicaid Eligible

If an individual is accessing these services, PHS will assist in the disenrollment: CLASS, DBMD, HCS, TxHml, YES or STAR+PLUS HCBS Waiver.

For more information on the HCBS-AMH programs provided by PHS, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website:

Click Below to Begin the State Hospital Referral Enrollment Process

Click Below to Begin the Community Referral and Enrollment Process

Fill Out Our Contact Form to Begin the Self Referral Process

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