Assistance Programs

Local, state and federal resources are available for patients in need of assistance. If you need assistance, please contact our social services department at (254) 386-1600.

Hamilton County Hospital District Indigent Care Program
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Chips/Children's Medicaid
Women, Infants and Children's Program (W.I.C.)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Central Counties MHMR
Families In Crisis
Central Texas HOP
Texas Dental Association
CareNet
Hill Country Community Action Association Inc.(HCCAA)
U.S. Social Security Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Needy Meds -- Prescription Drug Assistance

Hamilton County Hospital District Charity & Indigent Care Programs

If you are qualify, this program pays for all or a portion of services rendered at Hamilton General Hospital and the Family Practice Rural Health Clinic in Hamilton only. It does not pay for any services: labs, x-rays, etc. that are sent to other facilities (i.e. radiology sends x-rays to S&W to read).  This program also does not cover physician fees.  The patient is responsible for these fees.  Download an application*, complete and return to the front desk at Hamilton General Hospital or the Family Practice Rural Health Clinic along with:

*Please note all counties have a county indigent or hospital district indigent care program. If you do not live in Hamilton County, please check with the Texas Department of State Health Services for the appropriate form for your county.


Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Patients that have medical conditions impeding their ability to work can get help to get back to work.  DAR’s goal is to assist the patient with medical, physical, or even mental problems in returning to work.  Patients must call 254-865-7239 to schedule an appointment.  DARS comes to the Neighbor to Neighbor office once a month to see scheduled patients only. 
Visit DARS on the web for more information at www.dars.state.tx.us.


Children's Medicaid/Chips

Children in Texas without health insurance may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIPs) or Children’s Medicaid. Both programs cover office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, and much more. Contact the local Texas Department of State Health Services at (254) 386-8965 for more information or visit the Chips/Children's Medicaid website at www.texcarepartnership.com.

Download an application for Chips/Children's Medicaid.


Women, Infants and Children's Program (W.I.C.)

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and help accessing health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, popularly known as WIC. For information on how to apply call locally (254) 386-8965, 211 statewide or visit the Texas Department of Human Services website at www.dshs.tx.us.


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The State of Texas offers SNAP food benefits, healthcare benefits (Medicaid), cash help for families (TANF), and Medicare savings program for long term care. Visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com to apply.


Central Counties MHMR

Serving Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, Hamilton and Milam counties, Central Counties MHMR offers adult, child and adolescent mental health services as well as early childhood intervention. For more information contact them locally at (254) 386-8179 or crisis hotline 1-800-888-4036. Visit them on the web at www.cccmhmr.org


Families in Crisis

A 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving Bell, Coryell and Hamilton counties including Ft. Hood, Families In Crisis, Inc. supports and empowers victims of family violence and sexual assault through safe shelter and outreach services while providing the community with awareness education and resources to create a safer community. Call them at 1-888-799-safe or visit www.familiesincrisis.net.


Central Texas HOP

Transportation services for Hamilton, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Milam, Mills and San Saba counties. For more information,contact 1-800-791-9601 or visit them online at www.takethehop.


Texas Dental Association

The Texas Dental Association offers several programs to assist with dental needs including Texas Donated Dental Services for residents who are 55 or older, Texas Mission of Mercy, Smiles on Wheels and Give Kids a Smile. For more information, please visit www.tda.org.


CareNet

CareNet is a pregnancy center offering family planning, parenting classes, pregnancy testing, first aid training, and mentoring. Call the local office at (254) 386-3709 or the 24-hour pregnancy crisis hotline at (800) 395-4357. For more information, visit www.optionline.org.


Hill Country Community Action Association Inc.(HCCAA)

Serving Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills and San Saba counties, this program offers assistance with housing, aging, child care, energy, family planning and more. Contact (San Saba) 325-372-3117, (Lampasas) 512-556-8570, (Copperas Cove) 254-547-1006 or visit www.hccaa.com for more information.


U.S. Social Security Administration

Apply for Social Security benefits including Medicare by calling 1-800-772-1213 to schedule a telephone interview or visit www.ssa.gov


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. For more information, visit www.va.gov.


Needy Meds

Find help with the cost of medicine. For more information, visit www.needymeds.org.