Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

We help connect Texans who qualify for important services, including SNAP food benefits, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Learn more about us: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs HHSC oversees the Texas health and human services system, which includes:

Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

There are several ways to apply for benefits:

• Go to www.YourTexasBenefits.com.
• Call toll-free 2-1-1 (or 1-877-541-7905). Pick a language and then pick option 2. Staff can help yo

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Have COVID-19 and need monoclonal antibody infusion treatment? Call the statewide infusion hotline at 1-800-742-5990 or search for providers in your area: https://meds.tdem.texas.gov/.

Have COVID-19 and need monoclonal antibody infusion treatment? Call the statewide infusion hotline at 1-800-742-5990 or search for providers in your area: https://meds.tdem.texas.gov/.

State agencies seeking over 100,000 additional personal care attendants for the disabled by 2031 09/01/2021

State agencies seeking over 100,000 additional personal care attendants for the disabled by 2031

#ICYMI: #TeamTexasHHS and Texas Workforce Commission work to highlight the increasing need for personal care attendants to serve people with disabilities. Thank you, KTSM 9 News for spreading this important message.

https://www.ktsm.com/local/state-agencies-seeking-more-personal-care-attendants-for-the-disabled/

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State agencies seeking over 100,000 additional personal care attendants for the disabled by 2031 EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Two state agencies say the number of personal care attendants assisting the disabled should grow over 100,000 over the next 10 years. The Texas Health and Human Servic…

Clerk II-Family Center in Terrell, TX 08/31/2021

Clerk II-Family Center in Terrell, TX

See our latest #Terrell, TX job and click to apply: Clerk II-Family Center https://bit.ly/3mWBKRk #TeamTexasHHS #NowHiring #Clerical

Clerk II-Family Center in Terrell, TX Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and...

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You can now text the COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline. The COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. Text COVID to 832-479-2135.

Learn more: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/mental-health-substance-use-resources

You can now text the COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline. The COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. Text COVID to 832-479-2135.

Learn more: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/mental-health-substance-use-resources

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Are you looking for a career that makes a difference? Personal care attendants help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes and communities.

Learn more about Personal Care Attendants and the benefits of this rewarding field: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2021/08/hhsc-texas-workforce-commission-highlight-increasing-need-personal-care-attendants-serve-people

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Are you looking for a career that makes a difference? Personal care attendants help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes and communities.

Learn more about Personal Care Attendants and the benefits of this rewarding field: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2021/08/hhsc-texas-workforce-commission-highlight-increasing-need-personal-care-attendants-serve-people

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💗 These vaccines work! They are safe and proven to protect you from COVID’s worst.

Doctors, the CDC and DSHS encourage all eligible people to get the vaccine to help stop the spread.

This is our best shot at ending the pandemic, together for a #HealthyTexas!

What does the vaccine mean to you?

Find COVID-19 vaccine providers: covidvaccine.texas.gov
📢📢 Share this post with family and friends. #EveryDoseMatters #ThisIsOurShot @TexasDSHS

💗 These vaccines work! They are safe and proven to protect you from COVID’s worst.

Doctors, the CDC and DSHS encourage all eligible people to get the vaccine to help stop the spread.

This is our best shot at ending the pandemic, together for a #HealthyTexas!

What does the vaccine mean to you?

Find COVID-19 vaccine providers: covidvaccine.texas.gov
📢📢 Share this post with family and friends. #EveryDoseMatters #ThisIsOurShot @TexasDSHS

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As a Nurse Surveyor, your mission will be to protect the health and safety of individuals receiving services in Texas long-term care settings, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Interested applicants can contact us at: [email protected]

Learn more about working at Texas HHS by visiting hhs.texas.gov/jobs

As a Nurse Surveyor, your mission will be to protect the health and safety of individuals receiving services in Texas long-term care settings, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Interested applicants can contact us at: [email protected]

Learn more about working at Texas HHS by visiting hhs.texas.gov/jobs

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Stuck without a breast pump? You don’t need special equipment, you can remove your breastmilk by hand! It’s easy and some moms find they can express even more milk by hand than with a pump. 🙌

The breastfeeding experts at #TexasWIC show you step-by-step how to hand express breastmilk at https://www.breastmilkcounts.com/moms-playground/educational-activities/hand-expression/

Stuck without a breast pump? You don’t need special equipment, you can remove your breastmilk by hand! It’s easy and some moms find they can express even more milk by hand than with a pump. 🙌

The breastfeeding experts at #TexasWIC show you step-by-step how to hand express breastmilk at https://www.breastmilkcounts.com/moms-playground/educational-activities/hand-expression/

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#IAmTexasHHS: “My favorite memory here is leaving a legacy that I did the very best that I could to serve in whatever department I was assigned to.” Meet Gloria Lopez, a vehicle driver. Thank you for your determination!

Learn more about available positions and apply at hhs.texas.gov/jobs.

#IAmTexasHHS: “My favorite memory here is leaving a legacy that I did the very best that I could to serve in whatever department I was assigned to.” Meet Gloria Lopez, a vehicle driver. Thank you for your determination!

Learn more about available positions and apply at hhs.texas.gov/jobs.

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Can you recommend anyone for this job in #Brenham, TX? https://bit.ly/3jmbPjO #TeamTexasHHS #NowHiring #Hospitality

Can you recommend anyone for this job in #Brenham, TX? https://bit.ly/3jmbPjO #TeamTexasHHS #NowHiring #Hospitality

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If you’re interested in the state plan for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, you may want to apply to be a member of the State Preventive Health Advisory Committee.

Learn more and apply: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2021/08/members-sought-state-preventive-health-advisory-committee

If you’re interested in the state plan for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, you may want to apply to be a member of the State Preventive Health Advisory Committee.

Learn more and apply: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2021/08/members-sought-state-preventive-health-advisory-committee

08/26/2021

Make a difference as a Nurse Surveyor

Come to work where your work makes a difference. Apply to be a nurse surveyor today! Interested applicants can email: [email protected] for more information.

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#TeamTexasHHS Executive Commissioner Cecile Erwin Young today announced key appointments to HHSC's leadership team who will help guide the agency's regulatory oversight of licensed facilities, manage the state’s 10 psychiatric hospitals and 13 state supported living centers, and provide strategic direction for policy and rule development.

Join us in congratulating Stephen Pahl, Scott Schalchlin, and Libby Camp Elliott.

Learn more: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2021/08/hhs-announces-leadership-team-appointments

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Black women face unique barriers to breastfeeding. This week is dedicated to educating ourselves about those barriers and refocusing our efforts to address them.

Learn why Black Breastfeeding Week is so important:
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7021a1.htm?s_cid=mm7021a1_w#T1_down
#TexasWIC

Black women face unique barriers to breastfeeding. This week is dedicated to educating ourselves about those barriers and refocusing our efforts to address them.

Learn why Black Breastfeeding Week is so important:
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7021a1.htm?s_cid=mm7021a1_w#T1_down
#TexasWIC

Administrative Asst IV in Austin, TX 08/24/2021

Administrative Asst IV in Austin, TX

See our latest #Austin, TX job and click to apply: Administrative Asst IV https://bit.ly/3B7jJnf #TeamTexasHHS #NowHiring #Hospitality

Administrative Asst IV in Austin, TX Administrative Asst IV The Administrative Technician IV (Hiring and Training Coordinator) works a variable eight (8) hour shift in the Food Service (FS) Dept. under the general supervision of the Director of Food Services. Performs advanced (senior-level) administrative, training, and food servic...

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Hey, Texas Families! Summer P-EBT has been approved. Eligible families will receive summer P-EBT benefits in the fall. Visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255 to learn more.

Find more information: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-hhsc-announce-1.4-billion-in-summer-pandemic-food-benefits-for-texas-families

Hey, Texas Families! Summer P-EBT has been approved. Eligible families will receive summer P-EBT benefits in the fall. Visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255 to learn more.

Find more information: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-hhsc-announce-1.4-billion-in-summer-pandemic-food-benefits-for-texas-families

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How many people need to get a COVID-19 vaccine for population immunity? Population immunity means that enough people in a community are protected from getting a disease because they’ve already had the disease or they’ve been vaccinated. Population immunity makes it hard for the disease to spread from person to person, and it even protects those who cannot be vaccinated, like newborns. While experts don’t yet know what percentage of people would need to get vaccinated to achieve population immunity, vaccination is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19.

Have a question about COVID-19 vaccines? See answers to our most frequently asked questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

How many people need to get a COVID-19 vaccine for population immunity? Population immunity means that enough people in a community are protected from getting a disease because they’ve already had the disease or they’ve been vaccinated. Population immunity makes it hard for the disease to spread from person to person, and it even protects those who cannot be vaccinated, like newborns. While experts don’t yet know what percentage of people would need to get vaccinated to achieve population immunity, vaccination is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19.

Have a question about COVID-19 vaccines? See answers to our most frequently asked questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

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Hey, Texas! Looking for child care? Join us to learn more about how to locate child care and how Child Care Regulation is keeping your child safe. Register here: https://hhscdfps.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_006kwHrjVIHXMKa

Hey, Texas! Looking for child care? Join us to learn more about how to locate child care and how Child Care Regulation is keeping your child safe. Register here: https://hhscdfps.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_006kwHrjVIHXMKa

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Have COVID-19 and need monoclonal antibody infusion treatment? Call the statewide infusion hotline at 1-800-742-5990 or search for providers in your area: https://meds.tdem.texas.gov/.

Have COVID-19 and need monoclonal antibody infusion treatment? Call the statewide infusion hotline at 1-800-742-5990 or search for providers in your area: https://meds.tdem.texas.gov/.

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#DYK: The Healthy Texas Women program has developed an enhanced postpartum care service package for women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program called Healthy Texas Women Plus?

You can learn more about the program here: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2020/08/hhscs-healthy-texas-women-program-launches-enhanced-postpartum-care-services

#DYK: The Healthy Texas Women program has developed an enhanced postpartum care service package for women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program called Healthy Texas Women Plus?

You can learn more about the program here: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2020/08/hhscs-healthy-texas-women-program-launches-enhanced-postpartum-care-services

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Today is Senior Citizen's Day! Celebrate by picking up the phone and calling or video chatting with a senior citizen in your life, or by heading outside for a walk.

Today is Senior Citizen's Day! Celebrate by picking up the phone and calling or video chatting with a senior citizen in your life, or by heading outside for a walk.

TDEM COVID-19 Provider Search 08/20/2021

TDEM COVID-19 Provider Search

Have COVID-19 and need monoclonal antibody infusion treatment? Call the statewide infusion hotline at 1-800-742-5990 or search for providers in your area: https://meds.tdem.texas.gov/

TDEM COVID-19 Provider Search Search for a Texas COVID-19 Therapeutics, Vaccine, or COVID Test Provider.

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#IAmTexasHHS: “The most important part of my job is emphasizing the importance of teamwork and communication so we can best serve the people we take care of. ” Meet Ashton Wickramasinghe, Medical Director. Thank you for your kindness!

Learn more about available positions and apply at hhs.texas.gov/jobs.

#IAmTexasHHS: “The most important part of my job is emphasizing the importance of teamwork and communication so we can best serve the people we take care of. ” Meet Ashton Wickramasinghe, Medical Director. Thank you for your kindness!

Learn more about available positions and apply at hhs.texas.gov/jobs.

Vehicle Driver II in Carlsbad, TX 08/19/2021

Vehicle Driver II in Carlsbad, TX

Want to work at Texas Health and Human Services? We're #hiring in #Carlsbad, TX! Click for details. https://bit.ly/3sAt04u #TeamTexasHHS #NowHiring #Healthcare

Vehicle Driver II in Carlsbad, TX Vehicle Driver II The transportation driver provides transportation services to individuals on and off campus (including driving and escorting). Ensures quality service to individuals of San Angelo State Supported Living Center. Works under the supervision of the transportation supervisor.

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The vaccines work and are the best shot at ending the pandemic! These vaccines are safe and proven to protect you from COVID’s worst. 🙌

Doctors, the CDC and DSHS encourage all eligible people to get the vaccine and help stop the spread. Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart.

Find COVID-19 vaccine providers: covidvaccine.texas.gov

📢 Share this post with family and friends. #EveryDoseMatters #HealthyTexas #ThisIsOurShot @TexasDSHS

The vaccines work and are the best shot at ending the pandemic! These vaccines are safe and proven to protect you from COVID’s worst. 🙌

Doctors, the CDC and DSHS encourage all eligible people to get the vaccine and help stop the spread. Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart.

Find COVID-19 vaccine providers: covidvaccine.texas.gov

📢 Share this post with family and friends. #EveryDoseMatters #HealthyTexas #ThisIsOurShot @TexasDSHS

Connecting Texans to services.

In September 2016, Texas began transforming how it delivers health and human services to qualified Texans, with a goal of making the Health and Human Services System more efficient and effective. Sept. 1, 2017, marked another major milestone in this transformation.

The new accountable, restructured system:


  • Makes it easier for people to find out about the services or benefits for which they may qualify.

  • Better integrates programs by removing bureaucratic silos and grouping similar programs and services together.
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    Social Media Responses While we aim to respond to inquiries in a timely manner, HHSC social media pages are not monitored 24 hours a day. Please contact Texas 2-1-1 (dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211texas.org) if you need immediate help with health or other resources after listed operation hours. Endorsements: Links from this page to any other websites do not constitute or imply endorsement of those sites, their content, or products and services associated with those sites. Posted comments and other content do not necessarily represent the views of HHSC. External, non-HHSC links on this site do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the agency. Guidelines and Monitoring: All content published on any HHSC social media site is subject to monitoring and all non-permissible content will be removed. Non-permissible content includes, but is not limited to, comments, hyperlinks (including profile page links), and URLs that: • Share confidential or sensitive personal information. • Violate copyright. • Contain nudity, profanity or obscene, racist, sexist, or derogatory content or comments. • Are threatening, harassing, defamatory or discriminatory. • Contain information that could compromise public safety. • Incite or promote violence or illegal activities. • Promote political views or candidates. • Are commercial endorsements or spam. • Are off-subject or out of context. • Are otherwise illegal or violate HHSC agency policy. Link to full HHSC Public Social Media Policy: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/policy-circulars-and-bulletins/hhs-circular-c-042

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