Genetic Services - Special Assistance

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Special Assistance

Genetic services understand that financial issues are often a concern for families. We have provided a few sites and phone numbers of agencies or services that might be able to help you with the finances involved in the treatment of genetic disorders.

Respite is a temporary care for children with disabilities, or chronic or terminal illnesses, and to children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. It gives caregivers and families a break from their efforts. Respite can occur in out-of-home and in-home settings for any length of time depending on the needs of the family and available resources.

Family and Community Health Services
1-800-252-8023
To locate your local Health and Human Services Office for referrals for Medicaid, food stamps, and TANF.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Recipient Inquiry
1-800-647-6558

Social Security Administration (SSA)
1-800-772-1213
This site can help clients understand the benefits of the program and how it is financed.

Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)
A federal agency that administers the Medicaid, Medicare & Child Health Insurance Programs.

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
Provides support for improving the quality of life for children with special health care needs and their families.

Texas Health Steps (THSteps)
The largest and most comprehensive medical and dental prevention and treatment program for children of low-income families.

Please Note: External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible

Last updated June 18, 2013