What Type Of Medical Services Does Harris Health  Gold Card Cover?

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What Medical Services Does The Harris Health  Gold Card Cover?

In this community resource guide, I will explain to you what type of medical services the Harris Health Gold Card covers. 
The Gold Card is a type of health coverage that is provided by the Harris Health System. Gold Card is a local health insurance plan that offers coverage to low-income, indigent, and uninsured residents in Harris County Texas. 
If you fall into any of the aforementioned categories and need affordable medical treatment in Houston, the Harris Health Gold Card is something to consider. 
In the following section, I will go over the medical services that the Harris Health System offers. 

What Does The Harris Health Gold Card Cover? 

The Harris Health Gold Card provides patients with affordable medical services offered through the Harris Health System.  These medical services include:  
  • Primary care doctors
  • Dental services
  • Counseling 
  • Psychiatry
  • Specialty care clinics
  • Cancer care
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • HIV/AIDS care
  • Low-cost dialysis in Houston
  • Stroke and trauma care
  • Immunizations
  • Prenatal care for women and infants 
  • Pharmacy services
  • Hospital services at Ben Taub and LBJ

The services above are offered to men, women, children, and seniors inside Harris County. 

What Clinics Provide Treatment To People With The Harris Health Gold Card?

To receive Harris Health Gold Card medical services you must visit a local Harris Health System clinic. The Harris Health System is the healthcare network that manages the Gold Card coverage. 

Harris Health has a number of primary care clinics, specialty clinics, and hospitals throughout Houston. The complete list of clinics are mapped in our guide called 37 Harris Health Clinics In Houston That Provide Affordable Treatment

How To Sign Up For The Harris Health Gold Card

To apply for Gold Card you will need to: 

  1. Complete a Gold Card application
  2. Provide supporting documents. 
  3. Mail or deliver those documents to a Harris Health eligibility center

Our guide title How To Apply For Harris Health Gold Card provides you with step-by-step instructions on applying for the coverage. 


The Harris Health Gold Card provides a number of affordable medical services like primary care, dental, counseling, dialysis, access to trauma centers in Houston, and much more. 

One reason why I recommend Harris Health System if you are uninsured in Harris County is their large healthcare network.

While low cost clinics like FQHCs can provide you with primary care and preventative services, they may lack the facilities to treat more complicated procedures. Harris Health System on the other hand has the facilites (2 trauma hospitals in Houston) to treat you if you surgery or anything complex. 

To learn more about Harris Health System services you can visit the Harris Health website or contact their eligibility line at 713.566.6509

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2 thoughts on “What Type Of Medical Services Does Harris Health  Gold Card Cover?

  1. Janet Reply

    My brother currently has Gold Card Services. He is in dire need for an eye exam, and new glasses. Does Harris County Health provide for these services? (Eye exam, eye glass frames and prescription glasses?

    • Nick Bryant Post authorReply

      Hi Janet, I don’t know of anyone personally who has received eye care, but on the Harris Health website they list Ophalmology as a specialty they offer.


      To make an appointment your brother would need to call the appointment line at 713.526.4243. To be referred for eye care he may need a referral from his primary care doctor at Harris Health System.

      But to answer your questions it does look like they have eye doctors to possibly help him w an eye exam, glasses, etc.

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