About The Coalition of Health Services


The Coalition of Health Services was organized in February 1996 and incorporated as a not for profit organization in February 1997. The purpose of the Coalition is to enhance health through coordinated and collaborative efforts of the member healthcare facilities. The Coalition has systematically assessed, planned, and implemented a permanent infrastructure to support ongoing health initiatives in individual communities. Opportunities to provide basic public and preventative health services arose in areas of the Panhandle where care had previously been lacking. Currently we serve 32 counties through our programs such as 2Care for Moms & Babies, Baby's Coming Shop, 2Care for Kids/Maximus, Network Operations, Primary Health Care, Title V, and Uniting Parents.

Network Operations

The Coalition of Health Services offers the highest level of network security to help meet today’s demanding HIPAA security requirements. The security of healthcare information is designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all PHI that an organization creates, receives, maintains, or transmits. Our network security program uses a proper combination of administrative, physical and technical safeguards to comply with HIPAA security regulations. Our network security infrastructure serves hospitals, private physician practices and clinics in the Texas Panhandle.

Title V

Title V Fee for Service provides on an annual basis, approximately $1.3 million of medical services to women and children. The Coalition has the upper 26 counties of Texas and Bailey and Hale counties involved in this program. Title V services are limited in scope to include prenatal care, child health, family planning, and dysplasia services to non-Medicaid eligible women and children under 185% of federal poverty level. Services are provided in clinical settings only with the exception of tubal ligations for sterilization. Emphasis is placed on well child exams and keeping immunizations current. By providing services in a clinical setting only, this population is encouraged to establish a medical home in their own community. Services are provided by physicians and nurse practitioners in private clinic settings as well as those managed by a local hospital district.

Uniting Parents

Uniting Parents is a parent case management program for families of children with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities.

Uniting Parents offers a network of support to families caring for children with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. Staffed by a program director, administrative assistant and trained parents, Uniting Parents provides families in the upper 32 counties of the Texas Panhandle the resources they need to help their children.

The program is designed to empower families and enhance their children's quality of life providing information, education, training, referrals, networking and support.

This wealth of services is grant funded by the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program of the Texas Department of State Health Services, and is part of the Coalition of Health Services, Inc.

Primary Healthcare

The Primary Health Care (PHC) program, based in the Associateship of Family Health at the Texas Department of Health, began in 1987. The Primary Health Care Services Act, H.B. 1844, which grew out of the indigent health care legislative package enacted by the 69th Texas Legislature in 1985, created the program.

The PHC program provides prevention-oriented, education-based primary health care to Texas residents who could otherwise not receive such care. Eligibility is limited to those Texas residents whose gross family income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG) and who do not qualify for any other programs or benefits that provide the same services.

2Care for Kids - TexCare

This program offers outreach and informing for two programs for Texas children – children’s Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Children’s Medicaid offers full medical care for children eligible for the program including doctor’s visits, dental, vision, prescriptions and hospitalization. Family size, income and resources determine eligibility for this program and there is no cost to parents for those children who are eligible. The CHIP program offers medical coverage for those uninsured Texas children who do not qualify for Medicaid, up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Children qualifying for this program must be uninsured for a minimum of 90 days and must meet the same eligibility requirements as those children on Medicaid. The CHIP program covers doctor’s visits, prescriptions and hospitalization for those children who are eligible for the program. There can be a monthly premium for this program and there is a co-pay for services. The Coalition provides outreach and informing for the upper 26 counties in the Texas Panhandle.