Central Texas Life Care
Central Texas Life Care has a program called Material Assistance Program. It is an education-based system of earning the things you need for your baby. Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars are earned by keeping an appointment with a peer counselor who will take you through a parenting lesson. The lessons are taught through a series of videos and worksheets that cover everything from pregnancy to newborn care. During your appointment you usually watch a video, then go over a worksheet and discuss the lesson together. You can earn even more by completing homework.
During these lessons you earn Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars, which you use to “purchase” needed baby items from our Baby Boutique. The MAP program has many lessons for you to work from, and lessons are individually tailored to each person’s need. By participating, you could earn enough to have everything you will need for you and your baby. You may also continue to earn Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars for your baby to purchase diapers, clothes, and other items even after your baby is born. For more information please visit: https://txlifecare.org/
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
The program helps children with special healthcare needs. The program assists with medical, dental, mental health,vision, special medical equipment and supplies, family support services, community services and case management.
Eligibility: Must live in Texas, 20 or younger or any age with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Has an income level at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.Has a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year. Will limit one or more major life activities. Requires a higher level health care. Has physical symptoms. Having only a mental, behavioral or emotional condition, or a delay in development won’t qualify)
Free Health Screenings
Central Texas Medical Center hosts free glucose and blood pressure screenings every Wednesday in the CTMC lobby from 9am-10am. Location: 1301 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos TX.
Central Texas Medical Center
FREE Events for Superior Health Plan Medicaid and CHIP clients.
If you are enrolled through Superior Healthplan Medicaid or CHIP, you can attend FREE events like educational classes and baby showers. Led by a Start Smart care team member, these educational classes teach you how to care for yourself and your baby during your pregnancy. You can also learn about the many benefits available to you during pregnancy like dental exams and physicals. Plus you will learn about additional community resources to help during your pregnancy such as car seat safety and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program. If you stay for the entire Baby Shower, you can get extra benefits like:
The Scheib Center
The Scheib Center provides mental health and mental disability services to residents in San Marcos and Hays County, mainly to those without insurance and those on Medicaid. Their two service areas are Mental Health Services and services to those with mental disabilities.The Scheib Center employs psychiatrists, psychologists, case workers, and law enforcement. Clients receive medical care, counseling, and attend peer groups. The Center also employs the Hays County Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, a collaboration of law enforcement and mental health counselors who intervene in crisis situations involving mental health. No one is denied services because of lack of insurance or an inability to pay. They are also mandated to accept any new patient without an appointment. Click here to visit the Scheib Center online: http://www.scheibcenter.org
Connections Individual & Family Services in Caldwell County
Connections provides services to empower youth, connect families and build futures. If you are a resident of Caldwell County, Connections provides services for enhancing youth resiliency and counseling for children, teens and families. Counseling is free and those who can qualify should have children 0-17 years old who are not receiving formal services from juvenile probation and are not involved with Child Protective Services due to abuse and neglect.
Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic
The Live Oak Community Clinic is open Monday- Friday from 8am-5pm.
Communicare Behavioral Health Services: Behavioral Health Services provide care that are limited to patients that can be assisted by out-patient psychiatric and counseling treatment. Communicare offers the following scope of services in our Behavioral Health Program:
Live Oak Women's Care
Live Oak Health Partners is the largest multi-specialty medical practice in Hays County with locations in San Marcos, Kyle, and Wimberley. Live Oak Women’s Care is a full-service practice for women’s health in Central Texas. Live Oak Women’s care embraces the newest medical technology and surgical treatments including the HPV vaccination. Live Oak Walk-In Care is an affordable option for after-hours medical care on weekends and evenings when your doctor’s office is closed. This team of health professionals can provide immediate, same- daycare for you and your family. The clinic is an ideal place to treat sudden, progressing, urgent, and/or preventative healthcare needs. The Live Oak Walk-In Care clinic accepts most forms of insurance. Click here to find a doctor: https://www.liveoakhealthpartners.com/doctors/
CommuniCare Women's Services
CommuniCare Health Centers provides women of all ages with access to the care and information they need to make informed decisions regarding their own physical health. They offer the following services in their Women’s Health Program:
The Village, San Marcos Texas
Any Baby Can Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program helps children with developmental delays reach their full potential and increase parent’s skills to support their child. They serve children from birth to 36 months with a developmental delay, medically diagnosed condition, or auditory or visual impairment. In home services include occupational, physical or speech therapy, specialized skills training for parents, home-based medical case management and resource navigation. Hays County is served by Any Baby Can through the Austin office but will be moving to Hays County in January 2019 and will be housed at The Village of San Marcos. The Village will include other services such as:
Central Texas Food Bank Breastfeeding Education Program
The Breastfeeding Education program provides services to SNAP-eligible clients through a trained breastfeeding peer counselor. As a mother who has personal breastfeeding experience and a passion for helping families achieve their breastfeeding goals, the peer counselor provides core support during both prenatal and postpartum periods which includes group classes and one-on-one counseling. The program offers prenatal breastfeeding classes for families that cover topics such as getting a free breast pump from their insurance provider, the benefits of breastfeeding for at least a year and tips for talking with their employer about expressing milk when returning to work. To schedule a class or counseling session, or for more information please contact Mellissa Alvarado, IBCLC, RLC, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at 512-684-2507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services Provided May Include:
FREE Breast Pumps
Did you know that breast pumps are covered through all health plans including Medicaid, CHIP and TRICARE? Breast pumps can be issued to both mothers and babies enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. The WIC Program continues to provide pumps to mothers who:
Texas WIC Website
The Texas WIC website is a wealth of information for tips on nutrition during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Health and nutrition information focuses on women’s health and nutrition and baby’s health and nutrition. Information for women includes ideas of how to be physically active, nutrients your body needs and what foods to get them from and how to stay healthy after baby arrives. Health information for baby includes resources that correspond to baby’s age. All of the information can be found here: https://texaswic.org/health-nutrition. The website also features recipes where you can filter by meal type and dietary needs. There are also “click and learn” classes that range from food safety at home, what to eat when pregnant and a guide for new dads. Take a look at the online classes here: https://texaswic.org/online-classes.
WIC Breastfeeding Assistance (San Marcos)
Help with Prescription Medications: United Way of Hays & Caldwell