Getting Health Care Without Insurance

Resources to help you get health care if you are uninsured either because you aren’t eligible to purchase insurance, or you can’t afford it.
General

Tips for Uninsured Texans who do not qualify for free or low-cost Health Insurance

Resources page on Zika from the State of Texas

TX Dept of State Health Services: Zika in Texas

The website www.TexasZika.org was launched in February 2016 by the Texas Departmetn of State Health Serivecs and serves as the anchor for the state's pulic outreach campaign on zika and the source of official Texas public health information about Zika.

  • Online
Programs:
General
Languages:
English, Spanish
Tags:

Tips to finding care for uninsured

If you are in a big city

In larger Texas cities---Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio---there are programs run by the county that help uninsured Texans below poverty get health care. Call 211 to find out how to apply for help.
  • By Phone
Programs:
Languages:

Tips to finding care for uninsured

Community Health Centers

Texas has Community Health Centers in nearly 400 locations.  These centers provide high quality, low-cost health care on a sliding fee scale to individuals and their families regardless of age, health, insurance or immigration status. Find one nearest you at the website.

  • Online
Programs:
Languages:

Tips to finding care for uninsured

Other ways to find care

There is no perfect way to find out about where to get health care in your community if you do not have insurance, but here are two good ways:

Your state Senator or Representative has staff who can help you find care. You can type in your address at this website to find your elected official's phone number.

In many Texas cities and counties, churches and other charities also have clinics that can help you. Call 211 to find out about the clinics in your area.

  • Online
  • By Phone
Programs:
Languages:
Resources for Non US Citizens

Access to Care for both Lawfully Present and Undocumented Immigrants

Health care options for uninsured non-US citizens

Maternity Care for Pregnant women

Texas HHSC (Medicaid-CHIP) has a program called CHIP Perinatal that can provide prenatal care, delivery and postpartum care to both lawfully present and undocumented women in Texas (both are excluded from Medicaid).
  • Online
Programs:
Languages:

Health care options for uninsured non-US citizens

Community Health Centers

Texas has Community Health Centers in nearly 400 locations.  These centers provide high quality, low-cost health care on a sliding fee scale to individuals and their families regardless of age, health, insurance or immigration status. Find one nearest you at the website.

  • Online
Programs:
Languages:

Filter Options