Nurse-Family Partnership is a program that helps first-time mothers succeed. When you enroll, a specially trained nurse will visit you during your pregnancy and until your baby turns 2 years old. As a first-time mom, you most likely have a ton of questions. That’s why Nurse-Family Partnership starts working with you before you have your child. From helping you have a healthy pregnancy, to teaching you about child development, to encouraging you to complete your goals, your nurse home visitor will always be there for you so that you can be there for your baby.
There’s a free program called Texas Home Visiting. It’s available in Hays County to help good people be great parents. The program matches your family with a trained home visitor who comes to your home or a convenient location. It also works in communities to strengthen support for all families. For more information, please visit:
Community Action, Inc., 722 South McKie Street San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 396-3395
Primary Care Services: MLK Community Health Services, Community
Primary Health Care provides health care services for men and women whose family income is 25% to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and does not have any other type of health insurance. Services include medical visits, limited prescriptions, health screening, monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar, health risk profile, preventive health education, and other referral services. Some kind of income is required in order to qualify for this program.
Family Planning and Care Services: MLK Community Health Services,
Community Action Inc.
Reproductive Health Care for men and women including a wide variety of birth control methods. Services include Annual Well Woman exams, Pregnancy Testing, Testing & Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV/AIDS, and a variety of other routine lab tests. We now offer Quick Start, a hormonal birth control method prior to getting a physical exam.
Get help finding counseling, child care, transportation, housing, and benefit programs, classes on life skills, budgeting, parenting, stress management, and GEDs (high-school education), items such as car seats, maternity clothes, infant diapers and formula, and support groups.
Help with Prescription Medications: United Way of Hays & Caldwell
Distributed through United Way of Hays & Caldwell Counties, the FamilyWize card lowers the cost of medicine by an average of 35% or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan.
For more information or to get your card, call (512) 353-1420
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program
The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program helps children with special health-care needs. The program can assist you with Medical, dental and mental health care, Drugs, Special therapies, Case management, Family Support Services, Transportation to health care visits, and Insurance premiums.
The program is available to anyone who lives in Texas, is under 21 years old, who has a certain level of family income, has a medical problem that is expected to last at least 12 months, will limit one or more major life activities, needs more health care than what children usually need, has physical symptoms. (The program does not cover clients with only a mental, behavioral or emotional condition, or a delay in development.)
Because the CSHCN Services Program is the payer of last resort, all applicants must also apply for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid.
Their San Marcos office is located at 618 South Guadalupe, Suite 103 San Marcos, Texas 78666
512-396-5790 • 1-800-572-2973
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Alliance of Texas
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Alliance of Texas provides education and resources necessary for the prevention and treatment of postpartum mood disorders to the professional and public community. Free and low-cost services include:
The Psychiatric Voucher Program provides women with a qualified need with a voucher worth up to $500 to subsidize the costs of out-patient psychiatric care.
The PPHA Postpartum Doula Program provides low-income women who are experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety and/or OCD with 20 hours of free in-home care.
The Therapy Voucher Pilot Program provides low-income women who are experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety and/or OCD with up to 8 sessions of discounted therapy sessions with mental health professionals who are specially trained for working with Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).
Texas Health and Human Services: Healthy Texas Women Program
The Healthy Texas Women program provides family planning and reproductive health services to eligible women in Texas. These services help women plan for their families, whether it is to achieve, postpone, or prevent pregnancy. These services can have a positive effect on future pregnancy planning and your general health.
Call 1-800-335-8957 (first select a language, then press option 5)
Hays County Local Health Department
The Hays County Local Health Department is located at 401 (A) Brodway Street, San Marcos Texas, 78666. The following services are provided by Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic. LOHPCC resides within the Hays County Health Department building.