Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Official Program applications are also available at our eligibility/enrollment offices; see the locations in the footer labeled 'NCHD Enrollment Services' for these locations. At this time, the Program does not have an application that can be completed online; paper applications are required.
- Clinic Visit: $5
- ER Visit: Non-Emergent $50 and Emergent $10
- Dental Visit: $7
- Per Prescription: $5
Additionally, depending on your income level, you may be responsible for co-sharing part of the cost of your Program health care.
The Hospital District works to prevent, detect, and reduce waste, abuse, and fraud within the Nueces Aid Program. Anyone can report suspected waste, abuse, or fraud in the Nueces Aid Program; to report, please call (361) 808-3339 (leave a message if your call is not personally answered), or send an email.
Waste generally means to use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly. Abuse generally means to use wrongly or improperly; or to misuse. Fraud generally means an intentional misrepresentation of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right to something.
Individuals and families can call the Health Insurance Marketplace's customer service line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 318-2596 or TTY: (855) 889-4325. Information about applying for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act can be found at Health Insurance Marketplace. A Spanish language counterpart of the Health Insurance Marketplace is available at Mercado de Seguros Médicos.Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the interaction between the Nueces Aid Program and Affordable Care Act are available at Nueces Aid Program and Affordable Care Act Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
Most coverages are valid up to six (6) months at a time. However, there are exceptions. Your coverage and length of time will be explained to you by our enrollment department upon your initial enrollment and at each renewal. You may also contact our office at any time for a status.
The Hospital District's administrative offices are located in the Tower II Office Building in downtown Corpus Christi at 555 N. Carancahua Street, Suite 950, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. The main entrance to the Tower II Office Building fronts the intersection of North Carancahua and Mestina Streets (note that some online maps label Mestina Street as William Street). Downloadable driving directions to the Hospital District's administrative offices are available at Driving Directions to NCHD Administrative Offices. Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for the Tower II Office Building's main entrance are: 27.795382, -97.397626 (latitude, longitude).
Free public parking for the Tower II Office Building is accessible through the drive-in entrance located under the overhead sign titled "Tower II Visitor Parking"; the sign faces and is viewable from North Tancahua Street. The free public parking entrance is adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank's drive-in entrance situated between Leopard and Lipan Streets nearer to the Tancahua and Lipan Streets intersection. GPS coordinates for the Tower II Visitor Parking entrance are: 27.794847, -97.398531.
Additional free public parking is available in the Nueces County Courthouse's East and South parking lots; the East lot is located on North Tancahua Street between Leopard and Lipan Streets and the South lot is located on Lipan Street between Artesian and Carrizo Streets. The County Courthouse is situated one block west of the Tower II Office Building. GPS coordinates for the East parking lot entrance are: 27.794958, -97.398666 and for the South parking lot entrance are: 27.793397, -97.399809.
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- Independence Day (Jul. 3)
- Labor Day (Sept. 7)
- Veteran's Day (Nov. 11)
- 1/2 Day (Nov. 25)
- Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26-27)
- 1/2 Day (Dec.23) and Christmas Day (Dec. 24-25)
Please note that at any time during the year, local weather or other unexpected events may require unscheduled closures of one or more of these offices for one or more days.
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