How to Obtain a Gold Card for Medical Reasons in Houston, Texas

by Katherine Williams ; Updated October 25, 2017
Harris County Hospital District's Gold Card subsidize medical costs for indigent Houstonians.

Items you will need

  • Identification
  • Income documentation
  • Citizenship documents
  • Utility bill
  • Lease agreement
  • Birth certificates
  • Insurance cards

The Harris County Hospital District in Houston offers financial assistance for medical care to low income individuals and families. If eligible, applicants receive a discount gold card to cover medical services at county clinics and hospitals at minimal to no cost.

Step 1

Print the two-page application from the Harris County Hospital District website. The first page is the application instruction form, which outlines all documentation needed to apply for a Gold Card.

Step 2

Fill out each section on the second page of the application. You must provide information regarding income, legal status and health coverage for yourself, as well as all members of your household.

Step 3

Mail the completed application and eligibility documents to : HCHD Financial Assistance Program c/o Patient Eligibility Services Administration P.O. Box 300488 Houston, TX 77230


  • If unable to print and complete the online application, call the Harris County Hospital District at 713-566-6509 to request help in applying for a Gold Card.

About the Author

Katherine Williams has been writing since 2007. She has covered crime for her neighborhood newspaper, "Sienna News," as well as health and wellness for various online publications. Williams is a medical coordinator at a renowned hospital for cancer patients and holds an Associate of Arts in health-care administration from Houston Community College.

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