Mental Health Creative Arts Contest Seeking Entries

Mental Health Creative Arts Contest Seeking Entries

February 14, 2020

The 2020 Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is accepting entries for original artwork, writing and photography.

HHS offices in several counties are closed

Weather-related Office Closures

February 5, 2020

Due to inclement weather conditions impacting areas of the state, HHS offices in several counties are closed today.

Become a Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Become a Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman

February 5, 2020

Long-term care ombudsman programs engage volunteers to work alongside staff ombudsmen to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents of nursing and assisted living facilities.

Texas is Monitoring Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Texas is Monitoring Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

January 24, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the developing outbreak.

New employees of Lufkin SSLC practice under the guidance of faculty and students from Stephen F. Austin University on how to guide people with visual impairment across the center’s campus.

Lufkin SSLC, Stephen F. Austin State University Team Up to Provide Training

January 21, 2020

Lufkin State Supported Living Center provides training for new direct support staff to assist residents who are blind or have visual impairment.

Rusk State Hospital patients find community connection, empowerment through art show.

Rusk Art Show: A Portrait of Unity

January 13, 2020

Rusk State Hospital patients find community connection, empowerment through art show.

Early Childhood Intervention Helps Get Toddlers on Track

January 8, 2020

Jennifer and Ryan Nankivell felt their first-born child, Whitney, was at risk for developmental delays so they turned to the HHS Early Childhood Intervention program. 

State Hospital Wins Award for Kerrville Holiday Parade Float

State Hospital Wins Award for Kerrville Holiday Parade Float

December 20, 2019

Kerrville State Hospital’s entry in the city’s 2019 Holiday Lighted Parade won Best Nonprofit Float for its creative and lively art history-inspired display, skillfully crafted by patients.

Medicaid STAR+Plus Procurement Announcement

HHSC Awards Medicaid STAR+PLUS Contracts

December 10, 2019

Following a competitive procurement, HHSC awards contracts to managed care organizations in the corresponding service areas for the STAR+PLUS product.

Volunteer Services Councils Support HHS Mission to Serve

Volunteer Services Councils Support HHS Mission to Serve

November 27, 2019

The volunteer services councils working with HHSC's state hospitals and state supported living centers provide crucial financial and moral support to patients, residents and staff. And with the holidays coming up, Texans looking to help other Texans this season are encouraged to contact their local VSC.