(956) 548-7400
facebook.com/myBCHC

Brownsville Community Health Center                                                                                                                                              
...is for me. BCHC is for everyone.                                                                                              

  

Mission & Values    Meet the Board    History    Become a Patient    Executive Team    BCHC Partners

Become a Patient

Thank you for considering Brownsville Community Health Center as your medical home. In order to ensure that your registration process is completed efficiently, please be aware of the following:

Persons with Private Insurance

You will need your insurance card and a picture ID. If you do not have a current insurance card yet, you can provide a letter from your insurance company that contains infromation about your medical coverage.

Persons with private insurance who wish to take advantage of services not covered nu their insurance plan such as dental services, will need to provide proof or income and proof of residency described below. BCHC uses an income sliding fee scale set by the state to determine the percentage amount to be discounted for these additional services not covered by your insurance.

Persons with Medicaid, CHIP, or Medicare

Parents of children with Medicaid and CHIP will need to provide a valid picture ID (see below for acceptable forms of identification) and the child’s Medicaid/CHIP card. Persons with Medicaid, CHIP, or Medicare who wish to take advantage of services not covered by their insurance plan such as dental services, will need to provide proof of income and proof of residency described below. BCHC uses an income sliding fee scale set by the state to determine the percentage amount to be discounted for these additional services not covered by your insurance.

Persons who do not have insurance (either private or public), reside in Southern Cameron County, and wish to enroll as “self-pay” patients

Proof of Identification:

For Adults, one identification is required with a picture ID:
   
Current Driver’s License, TX identification card, Legal Resident documents, Passport, Voter Registration card, Consulate ID Card

If no picture ID, bring 2 of the following:
    Birth Certificate, Social Security card, voter registration card, school record
    Marriage license, Selective Service Card, etc.

For Children:
    Birth Certificate and Social Security Card (if applicable)
    Verification of Birth Facts from Hospital

Proof of Income (as applicable)

Earned Income
   
Copy of most recent four paycheck stubs
    BCHC form 100 Verification of Employment
    Statement from employer with company’s information

Unearned Income
   
Recent TANK letter from Texas Dept. of Human Services
    Social Security Administration and/or Social Security Supplement
    Child support award letter from Attorney General
    BCHC form 200 Statement of Support with ID of person writing statement
    Retirement Pension award letter, Veteran’s pension letter
    Unemployment award letter from Texas Workforce Commission

Self-Employment
    BCHC form 500 Self-employment Declaration Forms / letter last 2 months
    1040 Income Tax Forms with W-2

Proof of Residency
    Utility Bill (Example: P.U.B., telephone bill, gas bill, etc.)
    Food stamp letter, mail received by applicant
    Lease from dwelling (house, apt, etc.) or BCHC Form 300 from Renter

Eligibility information should be updated every two years or whenever there are changes in household size, household income or if someone in your household obtains or loses medical coverage. If the eligibility information is not updated, your account may be charged at the 100% for services until required documentation is provided.

Brownsville Community
Health Center