HHSC – Legislative Budget Board and Office of the Governor

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) provides essential acute and long-term services and supports to more than 7.5 million people every month through its 200 programs, including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the operation of 10 state psychiatric hospitals and 13 state-supported living centers (SSLCs), and the licensing and regulation of health care facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals. HHSC and contracted providers offer support for families in crisis through family violence and child advocacy programs; assist individuals with behavioral health needs; and offer family planning and preventive health services to Texas women. Additionally, HHSC manages thousands of contracts that assist us in operating our programs and accomplishing our mission to serve Texas in local communities. This is made possible by more than 37,000 employees, 72 percent of whom work outside of Austin to

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