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Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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Public Information Office
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

512-424-6500 (Voice),
512-424-6597 (TTY),

Internet Resources


The Texas Health and Human Commission (HHSC) provides oversight for the stateís health and human services agencies and programs. In addition, HHSC directly administers programs that provide assistance to low-income Texans. HHSC administers and determines eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Childrenís Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The agency also administers nutritional programs, services for victims of family violence, and programs that provide disaster assistance.


The Department publishes an annual report and pamphlets (in English and Spanish) describing its programs.


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Date Entered: 6/1/1998
Date Edited: 6/21/2011
Date Revised: 6/19/2006 12:48:53 PM
Health Referral Number: HR0620
Accession Number: DP91A0115

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