Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is transforming to be a more functional, efficient, effective and responsive organization. Our employees bring to this new venture experience in service delivery and working with stakeholders. The new HHS strives to be transparent, accountable and responsive.
In September 2016, Texas began transforming how it delivers health and human services to qualified Texans.
The consolidated HHS budget currently is around $80 billion for the biennium. HHS considers transparency a pillar of operations and offers the following information to show how the agency is ensuring tax payer money is spent effectively.
To fulfill our commitment to transparency — a cornerstone of HHS operations — we ensure our many stakeholders have several ways to be informed of HHS activities.
HHS employees dedicate themselves to ensuring that Texans receive the benefits for which they are qualified. But we can only go so far. We rely on caring people in our local communities giving their time and talents to provide things the state does not, such as mentoring children and learning to manage their benefits.
From the headquarters in Austin to eligibility offices in the Rio Grande Valley to laboratories in the Panhandle, HHS employees are there to respond to the needs of Texans.
- Community Services Regional Contacts
- Contact Us
- DSHS Locations
- Find a Long-term Care Services Office
- Find Service and Benefit Offices
- HHS Headquarters
- HHS Locations
- HHS Regions
- Independent Ombudsman for SSLCs
- Office of the LTC Ombudsman
- Regulatory Services Regional Offices
- State Supported Living Centers
Many of the people who currently work in HHS report they do it because they feel like their work makes a difference in someone's life. If you want to join our team, HHS is looking for professionals seeking to serve and solve challenging issues in a variety of roles.
The collaborative nature of Texas Health and Human Services means we have three areas from which leadership flows to create well-grounded decisions. Meet in the influential professionals who hold themselves most accountable for the success of this agency.
Health and Human Services continually looks for better ways to provide services to Texans. We do this through program evaluation and applying best practices.
- Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities
- Changes to the State Hospital System
- Health Informatics Services and Quality
- Medicaid and CHIP Quality and Efficiency Improvement
- Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
- Office of Acquired Brain Injury
- Office of e-Health Coordination
- Office of Border Health
- Office of Mental Health Coordination
- Psychotropic Medical Utilization Parameters for Foster Children
HHS maintains a broad range of records. And, because of the unique position we hold in the state, our skilled employees research and report on a range of health and human services issues that affect Texans.
In 2015, Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) began a transformation effort to produce a more efficient, effective, and responsive system. In September of 2016 the first phase of that effort became operational.
HHS employees champion the rights of those we serve. Our ombudsmen advocate for clients, investigators look in to reports of fraud, waste and abuse, and civil rights staff ensure that clients receive the benefits for which they qualify.
- Civil Rights Office
- Compact with Texans
- Consumer Rights and Services
- Non-discrimination Statement
- Office of Consumer Affairs (DFPS)
- Office of the Independent Ombudsman for SSLCs
- Office of Inspector General
- Office of the Ombudsman
- Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman
- What are My Rights in Long-term Care Programs?