HHSC Urges Long-Term Care Facilities to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans Amid Hurricane Season, Pandemic

May 29, 2020

Texas Health and Human Services is working with long-term care providers to prepare for natural disasters ahead of a busy hurricane season forecasted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Texas Launches SNAP Online Grocery Purchases Pilot

May 12, 2020

The Texas HHSC announced the launch of a statewide pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online at participating retailers for curbside pickup or delivery starting Wednesday.

Stephens Named HHSC Medicaid Director

May 4, 2020

Texas HHS Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson announced today that Stephanie Stephens will head the state’s Medicaid/CHIP Services division, the hub for the Texas Medicaid program. She begins her new role as deputy executive commissioner.

Texas Receives Approval for SNAP Online Grocery Purchases

April 23, 2020

Texas HHS recently received federal approval to allow Texans to purchase groceries online using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Provides Guidance for Nursing Facilities

April 7, 2020

Texas HHS is releasing current guidance to nursing facilities across the state on how to respond in the event of a presumptive or confirmed case of COVID-19.

HHS is Hiring Right Now at State Hospitals and State Supported Living Centers

April 7, 2020

HHS is seeking to hire for hundreds of available positions, including psychiatrists, nurses, psychiatric nurse assistants, and direct care support staff, at its state supported living centers and state hospitals throughout the state.

Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App

April 6, 2020

Texas WIC is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase and is also updating the MyTexasWIC app to ensure Texans who need access to nutritious food will be able to find it in grocery stores.

HHS Launches Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

March 31, 2020

Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic now have a new statewide support line available 24/7.

HHSC Temporarily Waives Renewal Requirements for Medicaid, SNAP Clients During COVID-19 Crisis

March 28, 2020

Texas HHS announced SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can maintain continuity of coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

HHSC Takes Steps to Protect Denton SSLC Residents, Staff and Community with On-Site EMS Resources

March 27, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is taking additional steps to protect residents and staff of the Denton State Supported Living Center and the surrounding community, and to slow the spread of COVID-19.