Nueces County Hospital District (NCHD) will work with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Corporation to make available high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective health care services to the indigent residents of Nueces County, consistent with statutory requirements and available resources.

Nueces County Hospital District will remain a financially sound, self-sufficient unit of government which will provide a health care management and payment system designed to improve the health status of the indigent residents of Nueces County.

The Hospital District
The Hospital District's main telephone number is (361) 808-3300; click Contact to access other Hospital District contact information.

The Nueces County Hospital District helps the Nueces County community live happier, healthier, more vibrant lives. Created in 1967 by the voters of Nueces County, we are the local public entity that provides access to high-quality care everyone needs to get well and stay healthy. We work with a network of partners to eliminate health disparities and create a community of wellness.

We offer specific information about the county’s indigent health care program, the Nueces Aid Program, that the Hospital District funds and administers.  This program provides state-mandated health care services for qualified low-income and low-resource Nueces County residents who meet program eligibility criteria. The website offers program application information; these application details assist county residents, family members, advocates, case managers, citizens, community health workers, discharge planners, health care personnel, navigators, neighbors, social workers, and others in assessing whether or not individuals qualify for the program. By calling (361) 902-4855 applicants can receive assistance with the program's application process and obtain answers for any application-related questions they might have. Also at this website, potential program applicants and others are able to see a list of the required documents that must be submitted along with a program application. Click Apply for Services to access the program application and see additional application-related information.

The Hospital District also serves as the designated Anchor Entity for the Regional Healthcare Partnership, Region 4 (RHP 4) that is sponsored by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission in accordance with a Waiver granted under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act (Texas 1115 Waiver) by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This website also offers information about this RHP 4 partnership, the Hospital District's Waiver-related duties, and the Texas 1115 Waiver at Texas 1115 Waiver, supports the Hospital District's Anchor Entity-related duties under the Waiver.

Through this website you can also find information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its interaction with the Nueces Aid Program; click Nueces Aid Program and Affordable Care Act to access that information.

The Hospital District does not endorse any of the agencies, products, services, providers, or vendors referenced. Any mention of the above is solely for informational purposes. The Hospital District is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any external websites.