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.

HHSC Kicks Off Construction of New Maximum-Security Unit at Kerrville State Hospital

July 28, 2020

Construction is underway on a $30.5 million project at Kerrville State Hospital to create a 70-bed maximum-security unit.

HHSC to Post COVID-19 Data for State Hospitals, SSLCs, Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities

July 27, 2020

Beginning Monday, July 27, HHSC will electronically post to its website COVID-19 case counts and deaths by facility name for state supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.

HHSC Announces Recipients of the Innovators in Aging Award

June 24, 2020

HHS announced the recipients of the 2019 Innovators in Aging award, which highlights individuals and organizations that help older Texans.

State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers Create Pen Pal Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23, 2020

SSLCs and state hospitals across Texas are using pen pal programs to help their residents and patients stay connected with their communities during the pandemic.

Texas HHS Announces New Chief Operating Officer

June 18, 2020

Maurice McCreary Jr. has been named the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Chief Operating Officer, effective July 20.

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.