Coryell County Indigent Health Care Program is a county health care program that is administered by the Texas Department of Health that provides health care, help for medical bills, and other benefits for medically indigent adults as well as people without insurance. The program will individuals and families whose income is not sufficient to cover the cost of medical care and hospital bills but who do not have linkage to Medicaid through one of the federal cash grant programs. Included in the programs are inpatient hospital services, up to three prescriptions for drugs per month, outpatient hospital services, general check ups and also physician services. Call the Gatesville clinic at (254)865-2883.
Be sure to call the Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc. This is the local community action agency that runs dozens of assistance programs for residents in need. Some will help with bills or housing costs, and others will provide people with information on local charities, federal government or Texas assistance programs.
Community Outreach and Assistance Program - Working with a counselor, you may be able to receive help applying for long-term care (financial assistance), Food Stamps, Health insurance and government Medicaid (Including the Women’s Health Program), and other assistance programs.
Child care assistance - You may be able to work with your provider to get reimbursed for some expenses.
Weatherization Program - This federal government funded energy conservation program will help homeowners implement measures to help eligible families and individuals reduce fuel consumption for heating and cooling bills and expenses.
Call the Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc. at (325) 372-5167 to apply for help, or learn more about financial assistance programs.
There are several housing programs. They can help with paying rent or provide shelter. Assistance is for a wide range of individuals. Women can seek short term housing, tenants that are behind on their rent or facing eviction can apply for grants, and short term loans may also be available from local charities. More on Coryell County rent assistance.
Gatesville Care Center provides free food to low income families. The address is 105 North 7th Street, Gatesville TX 76528, or dial 254-865-6736. Groceries may also include baby formula, meals for seniors, and other free boxes of food.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) & Outreach Services is a government entity at 104 S. Lutterloh Avenue in Gatesville TX. The federal government offers vouchers to pay for healthy foods. There is also free nutrition education classes (including cooking and shopping on a budget). The agencies also provide support to the disabled as well as elderly. Phone 254-865–1952.
Gatesville Senior Center (address is 208 N. Lutterloh, Gatesville Texas 76528, phone 254- 865- 8234) helps seniors and the homebound. The Meals on Wheels program offers referrals to financial aid as well as social services for the working poor, immigrants, as well as elderly. This is in addition to the low cost home delivery of meals.
Church of Christ in E Copperas Cove has free clothes, holiday programs, and food. Call (254) 547-3509.