Medical Resources in Galveston County
Knowing where to turn if you or your child needs medical assistance is critical when you move to a new area. Fortunately, Galveston County is flush with options when it comes to emergency and primary care for you and your family. Please allow this guide to provide you with information that can be used to improve your health and that of your children If you decide to call Galveston County home.
In Galveston County, the indigent healthcare program ensures that if you or your family needs medical care that the care would be available for you. If you do not qualify for other state or federal health care assistance, then as a resident of Galveston County you would have the option to seek the care that you or a family member needs. The income requirement is that you must be at 100% of the federal poverty level or less to qualify for this care.
Most medically necessary services such as hospital or specialist care are covered, though specialty care would require a referral. The program, however, does not pay for primary care. Primary care for you or your children is funded through Coastal Health and Wellness. You can contact Galveston County to learn more about this program and to fill out an application for you or your child.
UTMB (the University of Texas Medical Branch) offers a wide range of primary and specialty care outpatient services at its three Galveston County locations- Galveston, Angleton, and League City. These facilities and clinics provide personalized care that is convenient and close to home no matter where in Galveston County you live. Most of the medical treatment that you or a family member may need can be obtained in Galveston County with no need to travel to Houston for care.
UTMB also offers a vast array of community resources to promote health and access to information for Galveston County residents. Whether it has to do with childcare, food, health and safety or utility assistance, UTMB stands shoulder to shoulder with Galveston County residents daily. Promoting the overall level of health for county residents and educating its residents on healthy choices are two of the goals of the community services arm of UTMB Health.