Texas HHSC Encourages Breast Cancer Screenings During Awareness Month

October 6, 2020

In observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened for breast cancer.

HHSC Continues Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis

September 24, 2020

Texas HHSC has secured a two-year, $104 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help people and families negatively impacted by opioids.

HHSC Awards $125 Million in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Grants

September 21, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding nearly $125 million in Substance Use Disorder treatment grants to 100 awardees to provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals at-risk for substance use disorders.

Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council Launches Redesigned Mental Health Resources Website

September 18, 2020

To better serve Texans seeking mental or behavioral health assistance, the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council is launching its redesigned Mental Health Texas website.

HHSC Expands Visitation at Long-Term Care Facilities

September 17, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott directed HHSC to expand visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24. 

HHSC Awards $45 Million for Community Mental Health Services

September 10, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding $45 million in grant funds through the Community Mental Health Grant Program that supports mental health services and projects in Texas.

HHSC Kicks Off Construction of New San Antonio State Hospital

September 2, 2020

Construction is underway for a new 300-bed hospital to replace the current facility at San Antonio State Hospital.

HHSC’s Healthy Texas Women Program Launches Enhanced Postpartum Care Services

August 31, 2020

HHSC announced the launch of an enhanced postpartum care services package for eligible women enrolled in Healthy Texas Women, called HTW Plus.

HHSC to Post COVID-19 Data for Child Care Operations

August 20, 2020

 As of Thursday, Aug. 20, HHSC will post to its website data reflecting COVID-19 cases in children and employees at licensed child care centers, school-age programs, and before or after-school programs.

HHSC to Allow Limited Visitation at Nursing Facilities and Long-Term Care Facilities

August 6, 2020

Texas HHSC today announced limited visitation rules for nursing facilities and long-term care facilities. HHSC is also issuing enhanced emergency rules requiring additional actions by nursing facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.