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Texas Health and Human Services


HHS Agencies

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission oversees the Texas health and human services system, which is composed of five agencies:

Quick Links

Office of the Ombudsman

Civil Rights Office

Strategic Plan

Health and Human Services Regions

Ready or Not?

When disaster hits, Texans need to be ready. Use our online resources to build your plan - including family strategies, handy checklists, and special needs considerations for people with disabilities, the elderly and pets. Ready or Not website

Strategic Plan for 2013-2017

The Texas Health and Human Services Strategic Plan for 2013-2017 is now available. The plan assesses demographic, economic and policy trends, and it outlines how each of the state’s five health and human services agencies will operate during the plan period.  Strategic Plan 2013-2017 

Women's Health Program

Texas Women's Health Program

The Texas Women's Health Program provides low-income women ages 18-44 with family exams, related health screening and birth control. How to apply

CHIP/Children's Medicaid

Children in Texas without health insurance may be able to get low-cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children’s Medicaid. Both programs cover office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, and much more. CHIP/Children's Medicaid website

Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a resource for veterans, their families, and their survivors. We have compiled information from many government agencies here so you can find the assistance, services, and benefits you need. Texas Veterans Portal website