2 Affordable Baytown Clinics That Help The Uninsured
I say this in every article I write about low cost medical clinics, but the fact remains that…
There are clinics that will provide you with treatment regardless of you being low income, recently laid off or if you are an uninsured contractor working at one of the Baytown chemical plans.
The clinics that provide this treatment are called federally qualified health centers and there are 2 of these clinics in Baytown that I will tell you about in this article.
Again if you are uninsured or have no money, you can receive treatment. These clinics will bill you based on a “sliding scale” which means the price you pay depends on your monthly income. Even if you make $0 a month, these clinics can help you, so just trust me and continue reading my friend!
1. Harris Health System Baytown
Harris Health System is a safety net program that provides medical care to Baytown residents as well as the entire Harris County.
New Patient Information
In order to be seen at a Harris Health Clinic you will need to apply for the “Gold Card”.
The time it takes to qualify for the Gold Card will largely depend on how soon provide Harris Health System with ALL of the paperwork that is requested.
When applying for this Baytown health coverage generally you will have to complete the Gold Card application and provide these supporting documents:
- Birth Certificates for dependents
- Proof of residency (bills or other documents)
- Proof of income which includes paycheck stubs
For more questions on the enrollment process for Harris Health System Baytown, you can call the eligibility line at 713.566.6509.
Services Offered at the Harris Health Clinic in Baytown
Below is a list of medical services that are available to you at this Baytown clinic:
- Adult primary care
Harris Health Clinics in Baytown
There are two Harris Health clinics in Baytown. One regular clinic called the Baytown Health Center and another called Goose Creek Health Clinic which only treats children and adolescents.
- Baytown Health Center –1602 Garth Rd, Baytown, TX 775201– 281.837.2700
- Goose Creek Health Clinic (San Jacinto Elementary) – 2706 Kentucky Street, Baytown, TX 77520 – 713.497.0970
Harris Health Same Day and Specialty Clinics
There is only one Harris Health Clinic in Baytown, however, if you travel over the Fred Hartman Bridge you will gain access to a number of same day clinics and specialty clinics.
The Harris Health Same Day Clinics can see you right away if you have a minor illness or injury. The specialty clinics are available to you if you have a chronic condition that needs more more focused medical care.
If you have a Gold Card you shouldn’t limit yourself to just the Baytown clinic, because your coverage grants you access to healthcare at any clinic inside the Harris Health network.
2. Legacy Community Health Services (Legacy Baytown)
Legacy Community Health is one of the largest FQHC networks in Houston who also happens to have a location Baytown.
New Patient Appointments
To schedule an appointment at Legacy’s Baytown clinic you can call them at 832.548.5000.
Medical Services Offered At Legacy
Here is a list of medical services offered at Legacy clinic in Baytown:
- OB/GYN & maternity
- Mental health
- Low cost dental in Baytown TX
- Immunizations and flu shots
Legacy Baytown ‘s Location
Here is the address to the Baytown Clinic. The clinic is on Garth Road near the San Jacinto Hospital.
- San Jacinto Clinic – 4301 Garth Rd Houston, TX 77521 – 281.420.8400
If You Have Health Insurance…
Simply put, you have even more options.
You can find a Baytown clinic by calling the “member services” phone number on back of your insurance card and providing them with 77520, 77521 or whatever your Baytown zip code is. After that member services will give you 3-4 different doctor’s offices in Baytown who accept your coverage.
It’s that easy if you have health insurance!
Despite Baytown being nearly 30 minutes away from every low cost medical clinic in Houston, you still have options in the Dirty Bay…
Really good options.
Harris Health System and Legacy Baytown are two of the very best primary care options for anyone who does not have health coverage. Both of these Baytown clinics are apart of large networks of care, have nice facilities, and offer a number of supportive services to help you in other areas of life.
Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 11 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, walks with the doggo and wife, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans, and sharing community resources. Jump on the Houston Case Managers email list to receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.