Health Insurance

Helpful Tips:

  • If you experienced a qualifying life event, such as losing your job or inability to keep your parent/employer’s insurance coverage, you may qualify for a special enrollment circumstance within 30 days and could be eligible for a plan through the Healthcare Marketplace. Visit to learn more about your healthcare options.
  • If your income or household changed and you have coverage through the Marketplace, update the information online or call 1 (800) 318-2596 to get instructions on how to adjust your plan. By doing this, you may save money or even become eligible for free health insurance through Medicaid.
  • If you are undocumented or are waiting for your healthcare plan coverage’s approval, contact a local health community center to receive care.

Federally Qualified Health Centers


The attached map is created by a third party site and is provided for informational purposes only.



Locations of affordable eye care programs

The primary charities to try are below. As noted, referrals may also be given to additional locations. In addition, many community clinics may also perform free, basic eye exams for the uninsured or families living in poverty. Some clinics may also have glasses and other equipment. More on Texas free health care clinics.

  • Christian Community Service Center - (713) 961- 3993
  • Good Neighbor Eye Clinic - (713) 527-8480
  • Lion's Club - (713) 796-2960
  • Prevent Blindness Texas - (713) 526-2559
  • San Jose Eye Clinic - (713) 228-9411
  • University of Houston Eye Clinic - (713) 743-2020
  • Tomagua Medical Clinic is at 13414 Stallones Dr., Tomball, Texas 77375. Telephone - Telephone 281-357-0747
  • Ministry Assistance of Near NW Alliance (MANNA) - 1806 W. 43rd, Houston Texas, 77018, phone 713-686-6440
  • Incarnation Teen Clinic - 8230 N. Antoine, Houston, Texas 77088, telephone 281-445-8815
  • Houston Community Health Center - Denver Harbor Vision Station, 402 Hahlo, Houston, TX 77020, phone 713-674-3326
  • Americas Medical Clinic - 6440 Hillcroft, Houston, Texas 77081. For an exam, or information on glasses, call 713-995-5700
  • Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church is part of the Caritas Health Clinic. Eye doctors may volunteer from time to time. Address is 3401 Fannin St, Houston TX 77004, phone 713-526-0311
  • St. Hope Foundation Vision Program
  • Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment: Vocational Rehabilitation - Adults | Texas Workforce Commission


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Covid-19 Resources

If you or someone you know needs healthcare services related to COVID-19, follow these steps:

  • Contact your physician to outline symptoms and discuss the next steps. Testing can only occur with a physician referral at this point.
  • If you do not have a physician, call 211 to be referred to a community clinic or other resource that can help.
  • CDC Quarantine Guidelines: CDC updated their quarantine requirements: Previously, those in quarantine had to go 48 hours without a fever and without using fever-reducing medication. Now, patients have to go fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication. This applies to those currently under quarantine and those who may be quarantined in the future. In addition, before leaving isolation, a patient's other symptoms — including shortness of breath or a cough — must have improved and at least seven days must have passed from when the symptoms first appeared. 
  • Latest updates from the City of Houston:

Testing & Vaccinations

COVID-19 testing is generally for everyone. In most states, there are:


HCC's COVID-19 Response

Learn more about resources to help, as well as the latest updates to HCC’s operations by visiting the HCC COVID-19 Resources Page.