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Mission Cataract USA offers free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no means to pay.

Click here to learn about how cataract surgery is performed.

Click here for a list of participating doctors and clinics.

To qualify for this free community service, applicants must have:

  • poor vision due to cataracts that is uncorrectable with glasses and interferes with activities of daily living,
  • no Medicare, Medicaid, or third-party insurance coverage,
  • and no other means to pay for cataract surgery.
Surgeries are scheduled annually on one day, usually in May.

There are patient assistance programs that can help patients get medications for free or at a discounted price. Find programs following these steps:

  1. Click here.
  2. Start typing the brand or generic name in the Drug Search field, click on the drug name that appears, and click the Drug Search button.
  3. A list of programs will appear.

We are able to help cover the cost of many prescription medications up to $80 per year. (May be given out multiple times during the year until the $80 limit is reached.)

Must have a prescription from a doctor.

Monday & Thursday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diane Trujillo - Director of Social Services
(210) 223-6648

If you are sick, need to renew medication, or your child needs medical attention, please call the number below.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Closed for Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Telehealth
(210) 220-2330

For over 25 years, I Care San Antonio has been providing vision care to uninsured, under-insured and insured patients. Over 35 doctors provide compassionate, quality eye care at the I Care Vision Center.

We provide:

  • Complete dilated eye exams
  • Prescription glasses
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Diabetic vision exams
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma specialists
  • Cornea specialists
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry.

FREE Vision Screenings every Tuesday from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.

Full application and eligibility requirements can be found here.

Free to nominal co-pay.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Leah Gransbery - Development Director Send email
(210) 220-2384

Community First Health Plans (CFHP) helps families, children, expectant mothers, and children with special needs access affordable health coverage.

Our goal is to help you, from learning how to best use your plan benefits to locating one of our network doctors in your neighborhood.

CFHP assists with the following programs:

  • STAR Medicaid
  • CHIP/CHIP Perinatal
  • STAR Kids

CFHP also provides these Health and Wellness programs to members at no added cost:

  • Healthy Expectations
  • Asthma Matters
  • Healthy Mind
  • Diabetes in Control
  • Healthy Living
  • Healthy Heart
  • Empowering Pathway
  • Financial Wellness

CFHP also provides these services to members at no added cost:

  • 24/7 Nurse Advice Line
  • Member Services Hotlines
  • Help with finding doctors

Must qualify and become a CFHP member.

Who may qualify:

  • Children age 18 or younger (up to age 20 in some cases)
  • A pregnant woman of any age
  • A Texas resident
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to be considered for coverage. The citizenship or immigration status of the parent will not be asked.)
  • Must meet the family income guidelines as set by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Click here to fill out form or call the office for more assistance.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED Walk-ins welcome.
General Inquiries Send email
(210) 358-6004
24/7 Nurse Advice Line
(210) 358-6060

The CareLink program is open to San Antonio/Bexar County residents who do not have private or public health insurance.

Based on several factors, like the number of people in your family and your total income, you may qualify to be a member of CareLink. Once enrolled, CareLink will establish a monthly payment plan based on total household income and family size.

You will be assigned your own primary care physician and have access to quality health care at University Health.

CareLink requires appointments for enrolling or renewing your membership. 

While CareLink is not health insurance, CareLink helps make health care services at University Health more affordable.

You may qualify for CareLink membership if you meet certain qualifications:

  • Your income must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
  • You must be a Bexar County resident.
  • You do not have or qualify for health insurance.

Click here for the Carelink Enrollment Application.

To schedule your appointment, call us at 210-358-3350, click here or email us at [email protected].

Monday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The Adoption Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization which is licensed to provide adoptions services in the State of Texas.

We can assist birth parents who are interested in making an adoption plan for their unborn or born children. Counseling is available during the pregnancy and afterwards. We can assist with housing, groceries, utilities, cell phone service, laundry, clothing, personal hygiene and maternity related transportation.

If a birth mother does not have Medicaid, we can assist her with the application and refer her to an OB doctor.

Birth parents are able to select the adoptive family for their child and keep in touch with them if they desire.

Birth mothers who are seeking to make an adoption plan for their child must provide a proof of pregnancy.

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Phone hours: 24 hours/day
Stacie Wiederin-Schmidt - Director of Client Services Send email
(210) 843-8888

The Healthy Eyes Eyeglass Program serves as a referral system for those individuals who do not qualify for related social services and provides eyeglasses only to those clients who qualify.

To find out if you qualify:

  • Click here to download the application form.*
  • Submit the completed application and a copy of your current eye prescription (must be less than one year old) to the address above.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Please allow 3-6 weeks to process your application.

*Note:  The forms are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  If you don’t already have it, you can download the Acrobat Reader for free.  If you are having trouble using Acrobat Reader, visit Adobe’s Acrobat Support page.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Teresa Licon - Senior Program Manager Southwest Texas Region Send email

The “Sight for Students” Program is VSP Vision Care’s national charity program that provides FREE EYE EXAMS AND EYEGLASSES, when prescribed, to those children who qualify.

If the child is eligible, Prevent Blindness Texas will issue a “Sight for Students” gift certificate along with a list of participating doctors in the area so the family can pick the doctor that’s right for their child.

To apply for services, download and submit the completed application to the address above:

Click here to download the application form.*

*Note:  The forms are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  If you don’t already have it, you can download the Acrobat Reader for free.  If you are having trouble using Acrobat Reader, visit Adobe’s Acrobat Support page.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Teresa Licon - Senior Program Manager Southwest Texas Region Send email
7.31 miles away, 730 Isom Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78216 , D1

Kind Clinic offers free sexual health services in a safe and supportive environment regardless of race, creed, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

We offer the following free sexual health services:

  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)/ PEP access (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • HIV Testing and Care
  • STI Testing and Treatment
  • General Wellness exams
  • medication navigation and access
  • Gender Affirming Care 

All Kind Clinic services are offered at no cost to you.

Your Patient Advocate will work with you to make sure you receive your medication at little to no cost.

We accept all major medical insurances. Whenever you use insurance to pay for your medication at one of our contract pharmacies, you are also helping cover the cost of services for other patients, including those without insurance.

CLINIC HOURS Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday: Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Friday: Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED WALK-IN HOURS: Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM Wednesday: 11:00 AM- 2:15 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

HASA stakeholders and members agree to enhance community health status through a collaborative health information exchange, ensuring that patient privacy and data security is paramount. Members agree to exchange appropriate patient information to enhance care transparency. HASA stakeholders and members commit to support and abide by established standards and conditions of data integrity and data exchange. HASA Stakeholders support the sustainability of the organization through the promotion of fee-for-service programs and alternate funding opportunities.

Helping families and adults who are unable to pay for their medications.

For epilepsy patients, taking their prescribed anti-seizure medication every day is critical to their health and safety. Patients who stop taking their medications without a physician’s supervision are in serious danger of having an unexpected seizure that could be a life-threatening event. Our staff recognizes the importance of medication adherence; our Emergency Medication Assistance Program is a critical service for epilepsy patients.

30-Day Supply of Medications:

This program provides a 30-day supply of an individual’s anti-seizure medications at no cost to the patient. Our staff works directly with the patient’s pharmacy to pay for the prescriptions. Emergency medical assistance is granted on a case-by-case basis.

Enrollment Assistance:

During the month the patient benefits from the program, our staff will work with the family or individual to help enroll them in a patient assistance program or insurance coverage to ensure they do not find themselves in the same situation after the 30-day supply is gone.

To learn more about Emergency Medical Assistance, contact us through our online form or call us.

Funded in part by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

We offer Seizure Clinics in Austin, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo, San Antonio and Uvalde for persons with epilepsy in our service area without access to specialized medical care. Seizure Clinic services include:

  • Examination by Board-certified Neurologist
  • Emergency Medication Assistance
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Services
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Medication Assistance Programs
  • Medical Case Management
  • Social Service Case Management

To become a new patient in our clinic you must meet the following criteria:

To submit an application:

  • Download the application and instructions in either English or Spanish.

Free.

Sindi Rosales - Founder/CEO Send email

Thrivewell Cancer Foundation provides eligible adult cancer patients with financial assistance towards their cancer treatment.

We also provide transportation assistance for active cancer treatment throughout San Antonio.

Our goal is to allow cancer patients to live their lives as normally and worry-free as possible.

This program is for cancer patients living in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Erin Ercoline - Executive Director
Joseé Battle - Program Director

Methodist Healthcare provides care to patients without financial means to pay for hospital services.

Care will be provided to all patients who present themselves for care at any Methodist Healthcare facility without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin and who are classified as financially or medically indigent.

The hospital uses poverty income guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to determine a person's eligibility for charity care.

Financial assistance with respect to emergency and medically necessary care may be available to patients who do not qualify for state or federal assistance.

In certain cases, discounts up to 90% may apply.

A Special Needs Plan designed for Medicare recipients who have been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease that requires dialysis.

$0 premium plans. (You must continue to pay your Part B premium.)

Enjoy ZERO copays on the following benefits*:
• $0 Primary Care Provider visits
• $0 Nephrologist visits
• $0 Preventive dental exams and cleanings
• $0 Hearing Aids
• $0 Diabetic supplies
• $0 Podiatry visits
*Monthly, quarterly and/or annual limits apply.

Mon-Sun, 9:00am-7:00pm
Carol Suggs - Authorized Agent Send email
(210) 419-1317

We will assist you in applying for all Medicaid, Healthy Texas Women, Transportation assistance and many others to support your health. If you have been denied before we can help!

Click here to request an appointment.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Donna Schmidt - Clinic Director
(210) 543-7200

We "crush":

The number of diseases, sickness, lack of funding and questions is endless...

The Crush Foundation is here to help you navigate this time in your life.  We strive to help get you the resources you need to recover and increase your odds to survive, give you the knowledge you need to "Crush" your circumstances through access to the best and newest research, and educate you on what treatments may be available and how they will effect you and your loved ones.

We would love to help you and/or your family "Crush" your disease. Please contact us today!

Free.

Amy Lee Rodriguez - President & CEO

At Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery, we manage the effect that joint injuries and joint wear and tear can have on the entire body. Each case is carefully reviewed and treated with the utmost professional and conservative approach. Surgery is then recommended when conservative treatment fails.

Click here for a list of the clinical services we provide.

We especially target high school athletes who are headed for college on scholarship or financial assistance based upon their athletic performance.

We also serve others in need who, without our financial and professional help, would not be able to return to their pre-injury life.

Surgeries and follow up including clinic visits, X-Rays, physical therapy, etc., are provided at NO COST to patients or their families.
Dr Peter Holmes - Founder

Provides food, utility, and prescription medication assistance to families that live within the church boundaries.

Must reside within church boundaries.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Ralph Clark Send email
Carol Granneman

Vincent de Paul Society is a charitable organization of men and women dedicated to assisting people within our parish boundaries who have temporarily fallen on hard times. We operate a food pantry and are ready to help with rent, utilities, prescriptions, and other services.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an organization of laypersons who seek a spirit of justice and charity, by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help those who are in most need. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. Its ministry, through person-to-person contact, encompasses every form of aid that alleviates suffering and promotes the dignity and integrity of every person.

Must reside within parish boundary.

Free.

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rita Hollingsworth - President Send email
(210) 255-8225

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

Requirements:

  • Must reside within the parish boundary.
  • Application with household members and information.

Free.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
David Dumas
(210) 658-4350

If you need help with your utilities, rent, or other critical expenses, please call us at 830-980-HOPE or click here below to schedule a consultation. We are here to bring relief during your difficult financial season.

Please contact the office because there are documents that we will need you to bring to your scheduled appointment.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Teresa Moore - Manager

The Sacred Heart St. Vincent de Paul Society is dedicated to assisting those who have fallen upon times of hardship and personal crisis. We assist with food, utilities, prescriptions, and one-night lodging for people in transit.

The society also conducts food drives for Thanksgiving and the Angel Tree for children at Christmas. The society also provides school supplies for needy children each summer.

We assist anyone living within a six-mile radius of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Call for an appointment.
Lupita Schneider - Conference President Send email
(830) 393-4791

HCFS APPLICATION 2020
1. Download Free Adobe Reader to your device or computer here
2. Download HCFS application from our website to your device or computer
3. Complete the form
4. Send it back at as an attachment or link to the email [email protected]
5. We will call you back within 24 hours.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSESD
Staci Almager - CEO
(830) 249-8643
Janice Wheeler - Director of Operations

The New Braunfels Food Bank assists clients with application and renewal assistance for various federal benefits including:

  • SNAP
  • Adult Medicaid
  • Children's Medicaid
  • Long-term Care
  • NBU Utility Assistance
  • WIC
  • TANF
  • Healthy Texas Women

Click here for more information or to download an application.

For application assistance via telephone, call 830-327-6014.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Gloria Angel Send email
(830) 327-8381

HCMH assists eligible patients who do not have coverage for their medication and have a financial need through its Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.

This program relies on donor and sponsor support to assist patients with low cost or at no-cost medication.

Adults: 18-64.

Click here to see if you are eligible.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED Closed for lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM *By Appointment Only
Michael Johnson, MD - Medical Director
(830) 249-0130
Mary Cortez, RN - Clinic Coordinator

Nagel Clinic at Lakehills provides free professional healthcare services for low-income, uninsured Bandera County residents, ages 12 and older.

Services Offered:

  • Complete Health Assessment
  • Treatment of Illness & Injury
  • Lab Testing
  • Medications
  • Health Education
  • Referrals

 

Click here for eligibility requirements.

Click here to download the new patient application.

 

1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 11:30 AM until 3:30 PM
Bill Beall, PA - Physician Assistant
Susan Broa - Healthcare Coordinator & Program Manager

This program links pharmaceutical product donations with patients for access to no-cost or dramatically discounted medications for the treatment of various conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, blood pressure irregularities, and many more.

The Clinic does not store or supply any narcotics.

Click here for eligibility requirements.

Click here to download the new patient application.

 

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The Office of Eligibility Services by the Texas Health and Human Services is providing assistance for programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, and CHIP for the Uvalde community through the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center.

Walk-ins are welcome or call 830-276-1369 for more information.

We are located at the Uvalde County Fairplex.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Mary Beth Fisk - Interim Director
(830) 276-1369
Health & Human Services
(830) 278-7151