In order to obtain a Texas Harris County Gold Card, you will first need to download an application form:
- Select the language required below
In order to prove eligibility for a Texas Harris County Gold Card you will have to indicate proof within the following seven categories:
Personal proof of identification (ID), and proof of ID of family members
Your current residence and proof of continued residence there
Two-months verified proof of income
How many people live in the same house, and who they are
Status of Immigration
Details of any other health care coverage held
Proof of liabilities and resources
- What is accepted as proof of Identification?
In regards to personal identification and identity of family members then any official state photograph ID will be accepted, as well as wage stubs or foreign state issued identification. Residence can be proven with credit card statements, bank statements or utility bills dated within two months of application, or lease agreement, young children's school records, certification documents from Food Stamps, Medicaid, or Chip, DMV documents, property tax statement, car insurance documents, car registration, IRS or Social Security Administration print-out, social services agency letter, current voter registration card, post office or church records, all dated within the last 12 months.
- How do I prove my income?
Pay stubs, actual pay checks, and tax forms (W-2); letter confirming wage or salary; 1040 tax form for the current tax year; benefit letters; retirement checks or statements are all valid proofs of verifying your income. More detailed information on how to apply can be viewed on the HCHD website
including mailing address and local processing locations.