Islets of Hope assistance and insurance programs for persons with diabetes - TX
We have provided this page for general information purposes only. It is not intended to be a recommendation or endorsement of any program or entity. Programs can change so we recommend you contact each agency for updated information.
SlashDrugCosts.com - A free, nonprofit, patient assistance website run by volunteers who have been there. SDC volunteers help you find ways to cut your drug costs.
RXAssist.org - Largest database of patient assistance programs. Free service to help find programs and applications for medical assistance throughout the United States.
Texas - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes
Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies. We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from. We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive. If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.
Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool
Texas Department of Health and Human Services - Provides direct grant benefits to individuals with physical disabilities to purchase services that enable them to live in the community via their In-home and Family Support Services Program. The program offers assistance for the purchase or lease of special equipment or architectural home modifications to facilitate care, treatment therapy, or general living conditions of a person with a disability. The program also offers assistance for expenses related to medical, surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic, and other health services related to a person's disability, counseling and training programs that help provide proper care of an individual with a disability, respite care, attendant care, home health services, home health aide services, homemaker services and chore services that provide assistance with training, routine body functions, dressing, preparing and consuming food, and ambulating. For more information, call (888) 834-7406(Voice) (888) 425-6889 (TDD).
Your Texas Benefits - Individuals can self-screen for potential eligibility for assistance programs provided by the Texas Department of Human Services. STARS screens for medical assistance programs for children and families, the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) program, the Community Care for Aged and Disabled (CCAD) program, the Nursing Facility Community Based Alternatives (CBA) program, Medicare and Medicaid, and many others. Visit this website to learn of your eligibility.
Texas Medicaid - Site provides a list of Medicaid services in Texas, including eligibility criteria. Medicaid is the State and Federal cooperative venture that provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons.
TexCare Partnership/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a national program designed for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford commercial insurance. Coverage is available for qualified children from birth through age 19).
Children with Special Health Care Needs – Texas Department of State Health Services - Covers children with health problems that can improve if they get special services or equipment.
Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) - These clinics provide public and insurance reimbursable primary health care and preventive services to medically underserved areas.
Links from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Page Updated 10/01/2007