Will The Gold Card Cover My Old Hospital Bills?

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Will The Gold Card Cover My Old Hospital Bills?


In this resource guide, I will answer the question of whether or not the Harris Health Gold Card can be used to cover the cost of old hospital bills.

If you have hospital bills coming from places like Memorial Hermann, Methodist, or St. Luke’s you may be wondering if your Gold Card coverage can help you with the cost of these bills.  Continue reading to learn a Harris Health Gold Card can provide any relief from those medical bills.

Does Gold Card Cover Old Hospital Bills?

No, the Gold Card will not cover outstanding hospital bills.

If you were treated at a Houston hospital like St. Joseph’s, HCA, or Texas Children’s Hospital, the Gold Card will not help you pay for these medical bills. 

The Gold Card will only cover medical treatments provided in the Harris Health System network.  This includes Harris Health health centers, same-day clinics, and two hospitals.

Editor’s Note: To learn about the Harris Health clinics that will accept your Gold Card see this article.  

Does Gold Card Cover Treatment At Ben Taub Or LBJ Hospital?

If you received treatment at hospitals like LBJ or Ben Taub, then there is the possibility that a Gold Card could cover a portion of these hospital bills.  Both of these clinics are a part of the Harris Health System network of healthcare centers and hospitals.

How To Apply For A Harris Health Gold Card

To apply for a Gold Card in Houston you will need to complete a Gold Card application and then deliver it to a Harris Health eligibility center. You can learn more about this process by reading our guide titled How To Apply For Harris Health Gold Card

Conclusion

The Harris Health Gold Card can only be used at Harris Health System clinics and hospitals. The only hospitals that the Gold Card will be accepted at are LBJ Hospital and Ben Taub. This is because both hospitals are a part of the Harris Health System. 

Other hospitals in the area like Memorial Hermann or St. Luke’s will not accept the Gold Card, because these hospitals are not part of the Harris Health System network. 

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