Harris Health – The Gold Card – How to Apply
The Harris Health System, previously called the Gold Card, helps people with low or no income get quality health care. If you are uninsured, the Harris Health System is a way for you to find affordable, sliding-scale healthcare. The Harris Health System is not free, but there is financial assistance for those who qualify.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
To see if your income qualifies you for a discount plan, use this online calculator.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply for Harris Health, you need to get these documents:
- Birth certificates for dependents
- Proof of residency (bills or other documents)
- Income or paycheck stubs
- If applicable: INS (immigration) documents, Medicaid Letter, Medicare ID, Social Security Award Letter, TANF certification, credit card statements, bank statements
For more details, see the Eligibility Requirements. You must also fill out an application form, which is available in English, Spanish or Vietnamese. Drop off your completed application form, along with copies of the necessary documents, at an Eligibility Location.
NEED MORE HELP?
Don’t have proof of income or residency? Having trouble understanding the forms? Family Houston may be able to help. Final eligibility is determined by Harris Health, but Family Houston case managers can provide free help with the application. We will also mail in the application for you. Call 713-861-4849 to make an appointment today!