Eligibility for YES Waiver

Am I Eligible?

​In order to participate in the YES Waiver, the child or adolescent must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 3-18 years of age​
  • Have serious mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties
  • Have a qualifying mental health diagnosis
  • Be at risk of being placed outside of their home because of their mental health needs
  • Meet the criteria to be admitted in a psychiatric hospital
  • Be eligible for Medicaid (parents’ income does not apply)
  • Currently live in a home setting with a legal guardian or on their own, if legally emancipated
  • FAQ

    Q: WHO do I contact about receiving services?

    A: Services are accessed through the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA), Texoma Community Center. To obtain more information or to get registered on the interest list for Grayson, Cooke, or Fannin Counties, please call 1-877-461-4224.

    Q: HOW long will I have to wait to see if I am eligible?

    A: The amount of time you may have to wait to see if you are eligible will depend on whether there is a YES Waiver spot currently available and the date you were registered on the Interest List. When a spot is available, Texoma Community Center will contact you by phone and in writing notifying you of an available spot and to schedule an appointment to begin the eligibility determination process.

    The YES Waiver may serve up to a limited number of children and adolescents at a time in each service area, but children may continue to receive other services that they qualify for while on the YES Waiver Interest List.