Open enrollment begins Nov. 1

The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from Thursday, November 1, 2018, to Saturday, December 15, 2018. If you don't act by December 15, you can't get 2019 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2019

For information on how to select a health plan see our How to Pick a Health Plan Guide

Pathway: A Guide to Clinical Screening for Social Determinants of Health 

Harris County Public Health Department has developed a new guide for screening for social determinants -- Pathway: A Guide to Clinical Screening for Social Determinants of Health.  Pathway is meant to encourage SDH screening by offering guidance to interested providers and organizations and answering commonly asked questions. 

Pathway: A Guide to Clinical Screening for Social Determinants of Health

Pathway Executive Summary

Webpage -  

Links to Community Health Resources and Events

Alternative Health Practices

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society

America's Health Insurance Plans

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Home Page

Community Health Clinics

CPR Training Information

Cyclosporiasis - Summer 2018

DVT Awareness - Coalition to Prevent Deep-vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Disaster Preparedness Resource Center

Disabled Parking Placard Program, Harris County

Doctor's Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Webinars

Domestic Violence Shelters in Texas

Donating Your Body to Science

Ebola Information and News


Food & Drug Administration Consumer Magazine

Go Healthy Houston

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Greater Houston Healthconnect (GHH)

Harris County Child Fatality Review Team

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (Medical Examiner/Autopsy Reports)

Harris County Mental Health Jail Diversion Program (Program brochure) 

Harris County Public Health

Harris Health System (Hospital District)


Health Insurance Resources:

Health Museum, The  (John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science)

Henry J. KAISER Family Foundation

Houston Health Department

Houston Diabetes Resource Center

HPV Resources


Immunization Registry and Schedules

Library - TMC

Living Will (Advance Directives)

March of Dimes

McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

    • Hospital Compare
    • Physician Compare


Medical Bridges


Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Database (PDQ)

National Guidelines Clearinghouse

National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine Medline Plus

New England Journal of Medicine

OSHA (US Occupational Safety & Health Admin)


Physician's Desk Reference (PDR)

Poison Control

QuitDay - Quit Smoking

Shut Out Sugar brochures

Texas Association of Health Plans

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Department of Insurance: Consumer Section

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health Care Information Council

Texas Medical Association Infectious Diseases

Texas Medical Association Public Health & Science

Texas Medical Center

US Agency for Health Care Policy & Research

United States Department of Health & Human Services

Zika Virus

Volunteer Opportunities: