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Primary Health Care in Texas

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The Texas Department of State Health Services helps fund nearly 150 clinic sites across the state that provide prevention and early intervention of health problems. The Primary Health Care Program (PHC) serves women, children, and men whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and who are unable to access the same care through insurance or other programs. A co-pay may be assessed for the services provided; however, no one is denied services due to an inability to pay.

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What is Primary Health Care?
Primary Health Care includes early prevention, early detection and early intervention of health problems. The six priority services provided are diagnosis and treatment, emergency services, family planning, preventive health services, including immunizations and health education, as well as laboratory, x-ray, nuclear medicine or other appropriate diagnostic services.

Secondary services that may be provided are nutrition services, health screening, home health care, dental care, transportation, prescription drugs, devices and durable medical supplies, environmental health services, podiatry services, and social services.

Community health is improved when the physical and emotional needs of women, children, and men are addressed.

This website will help direct you to Primary Health Care providers and available services in Texas. For more information about the program download the PHC Pamphlet in English or Spanish.

Click here to view the Primary Health Care Fact Sheet.

Primary Health Care Program Contractor Training

For information on Primary Health Care Program Contractor Training click here.

Expanded Primary Health Care Program

Click here for information on the Primary Health Care Expansion.

Contact Information

Texas Department of State Health Services
Preventive and Primary Care Unit, MC 1923
1100 W. 49th Street
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 776-7796
Fax: (512)-776-7203

Email: PrimaryHealthCare@dshs.state.tx.us

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Last updated January 31, 2014