Student Needs Survey
If you are an HCC student over the age of 18th and enrolled in an SCH (Semester Credit Hour) class, please check your HCC email for a link to the Student Needs Survey.
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If you or someone you know needs health care services related to COVID-19, follow these steps:
- Contact your physician to outline symptoms and discuss next steps. Testing can only occur with a physician referral at this point.
- If you do not have a physician, call 211 to be referred to a community clinic or other resource that can help.
- CDC Quarantine Guidelines: CDC updated their quarantine requirements: Previously, those in quarantine had to go 48 hours without a fever and without using fever-reducing medication. Now, patients have to go fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication. This applies to those currently under quarantine and those who may be quarantined in the future. In addition, before leaving isolation, a patient's other symptoms — including shortness of breath or a cough — must have improved and at least seven days must have passed from when the symptoms first appeared.
- Latest updates from the City of Houston: http://houstonemergency.org/COVID19
Testing & Vaccinations
- You and other members of your family can each receive free, individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Place your order for free delivery through the U.S. Postal Service.
- COVID-19 testing is generally for everyone. Your college may have a testing site or partnership in place. In most states, there are community-based testing sites, pharmacies, and large chain stores that offer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. You can find other locations online, at 1 (800) 232-0233, by texting your zip code to 438829, or by contacting your local health department and schedule an appointment.
HCC's COVID-19 Response
Learn more about resources to help, as well as the latest updates to HCC’s operations by visiting the HCC COVID-19 Resources Page.
- Student Health Insurance (Domestic & International Students)
- Harris Health/Gold Card
- State of TX Healthcare Overview
- Health Insurance Marketplace
- Additional List of Resources
- If you are uninsured, are a citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR), and meet the income eligibility criteria, you (and your children, if applicable) may be eligible for free health insurance under Medicaid. Your local hospital and health center may also provide help with the application, though this normally occurs in person.
- Children's Health Insurance Plan is for children in families with low income.
- If you experienced a qualifying life event, such as losing your job or inability to keep your parent/employer’s insurance coverage, you may qualify for a special enrollment circumstance within 30 days and could be eligible for a plan through the Healthcare Marketplace. Visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about your healthcare options.
- If your income or household changed and you have coverage through the Marketplace, update the information online or call 1 (800) 318-2596 to get instructions on how to adjust your plan. By doing this, you may save money or even become eligible for free health insurance through Medicaid.
- If you are undocumented or are waiting for your healthcare plan coverage’s approval, contact a local health community center to receive care.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
The attached map is created by a third party site and is provided for informational purposes only.
- Legacy Community Health Services 832-548-5000 or 832-548-5100 Provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion, and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.
- Avenue 360 Health & Wellness 713-426-0027 Provides medical care, dental & oral care, behavioral health, and housing & community support.
- El Centro de Corazon 713-660-1880 Provides primary care, women's health, behavioral health, and dental.
- Bee Busy Wellness 713-771-2292 Provides primary care, women's health, men's health, pediatrics, behavioral health, and dental.
- Christus St. Mary's Clinic 713-803-1840 Provides primary care.
- Harris Health System (Gold Card) 713-566-6509 Provides primary care, behavioral health, dental, cancer, cardiology, geriatric, HIV/AIDS, stroke, and trauma care.
- Hope Clinic 713-773-0803 Provides primary care, women's health, pediatric, eye care, behavioral health, oncology, hematology, and dental.
- Houston Shifa Services Center (713) 524-6615 Provides ophthalmology, dentistry, wellness exams, umunizations, etc.
- Spring Branch Community Health Center 713-462-6565 Provides primary care, women's health, and behavioral health.
- St. Hope Foundation 713-778-1300 Provides primary care, women's care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental, vision, radiology, and HIV/AIDS.
- Vecino Health Centers 713-674-3326 Provides primary care, pediatric, dental, behavioral health, and prenatal.
- IBN Sina Clinics 281-997-7462 Provides primary care, dental, gynecology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, nephrology, optometry, orthopedics, podiatry, psychiatry, urology, neurology, and neurosurgery.
- Healthcare of Homeless (Harris Health System)
- Search for Free Clinic Directory
- Call United Way's 211 or Search Online for Additional Resources
- When searching United Way, use keywords like "healthcare", "dental", "eye", "medical"
- Medical Care Resources List by HoustonCaseManagers.com
- Community Resource Center @ Memorial Hermann
- Greater Heights: 713.314.8100 @ 1740 West 27th St, Suite 331, Houston, TX 77007 (MHResourceCenterGH@memorialhermann.org)
- Southwest: 713.456.6814 @ 7777 Southwest Freeway, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77074 (MHResourceCenter@memorialhermann.org)
- Assists Community with Applying for SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF, Gold Card, Food & Social Service Resources (Legal, Basic Needs, Financial, Behavioral Health, Transportation, Employment, etc)
- Many health care providers offer virtual or phone consultations, which may be available at a discounted rate.
- If you cannot get your medicine prescription in person, check with your pharmacy to see if they have free delivery or shipment services.
Locations of affordable eye care programs
The primary charities to try are below. As noted, referrals may also be given to additional locations. In addition, many community clinics may also perform free, basic eye exams for the uninsured or families living in poverty. Some clinics may also have glasses and other equipment. More on Texas free health care clinics.
- Christian Community Service Center - (713) 961- 3993
- Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) - (713) 270-0369. 9610 So. Gessner at Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77071
- Good Neighbor Eye Clinic - (713) 527-8480
- Lion's Club - (713) 796-2960
- Prevent Blindness Texas - (713) 526-2559
- San Jose Eye Clinic - (713) 228-9411
- University of Houston Eye Clinic - (713) 743-2020
- Tomagua Medical Clinic is at 13414 Stallones Dr., Tomball, Texas 77375. Telephone - Telephone 281-357-0747
- Ministry Assistance of Near NW Alliance (MANNA) - 1806 W. 43rd, Houston Texas, 77018, phone 713-686-6440
- Incarnation Teen Clinic - 8230 N. Antoine, Houston, Texas 77088, telephone 281-445-8815
- Houston Community Health Center - Denver Harbor Vision Station, 402 Hahlo, Houston, TX 77020, phone 713-674-3326
- Americas Medical Clinic - 6440 Hillcroft, Houston, Texas 77081. For an exam, or information on glasses, call 713-995-5700
- Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church is part of the Caritas Health Clinic. Eye doctors may volunteer from time to time. Address is 3401 Fannin St, Houston TX 77004, phone 713-526-0311
- St. Hope Foundation Vision Program
- Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment: Vocational Rehabilitation - Adults | Texas Workforce Commission
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