News Release

January 2, 2004

HDHHS schedules eligibility certification
for family planning, maternity, well child services

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) will sponsor five eligibility certification sessions in January for its family planning, maternity and well child services.

The sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on:

January 10       Lyons Health Center, 5602 Lyons Avenue

January 17       West End Health Center, 190 Heights Blvd.

January 24       Northside Health Center, 8523 Arkansas

                       Third Ward Multi-Service Center, 3611 Ennis

January 31       Sunnyside Health Center, 9314 Cullen

Eligibility applicants will need to present photo identification and documents providing proof of income, Texas residency, insurance, marital status and dependents or family structure.

For more information, call 713-794-9999.

Also, HDHHS on January 20 will relocate all well child services to two health centers and begin providing family planning and maternity services on selected weekdays. Services are available by appointment.

Well child services will be available at La Nueva Casa de Amigos, 1809 N. Main Street, 713-547-8000, and Sunnyside Health Center, 9314 Cullen Street, 713-732-5000.

Maternity and family planning services will be available either three or four times a week at certain health centers and every weekday at Sunnyside and the Magnolia Health Center, 7037 Capitol, 713-928-9800.

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