ABOUT US

About Us

Access Esperanza Clinics is the largest and oldest family planning agency along the south Texas border. We have provided high quality affordable health services in Hidalgo County for over 50 years and annually serve about 15,000 people. Our mission is to provide education, advocacy, and affordable high-quality health care so women and men in our community can access the sexual and reproductive health services they need.

Members of the First United Methodist Church in Mission, Texas founded our agency in 1964. Their purpose was to improve the quality of life for people with limited incomes by helping women plan and space pregnancies. We continue their legacy of building strong healthy communities with four full-time and two part-time clinics located throughout Hidalgo County. Over 90 percent of our patients meet income guidelines for free or low-cost services, and for many, we are their only healthcare provider.  

Our services offer patients opportunities and hope for brighter, healthier futures. Women who are able to prevent unplanned pregnancies have safer birth, are healthier, have healthier children, stay in school longer, and earn more. When pregnancies are planned, the risk of family violence is less, and dads are more likely to be involved in the children’s lives.

Prevention works! When women can access family planning services, the entire community benefits when. Every $1 invested in public family planning programs like ours saves taxpayers over $7 in Medicaid prenatal and birth costs.

Access Esperanza Clinics Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funding comes from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Department of State Health Services, and the federal Title X family planning program. Private donations and foundations also fund patient services and educational programs.

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For more information, please contact us at info@accessclinics.org.

At Access Esperanza Clinics, we offer opportunities and hope for people to plan their futures and stay healthy. You can count on us for quality, affordable, and confidential care at all of our Health Clinics.

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You may qualify for free or low-cost services 

If you are concerned about your ability to pay for services, you may qualify for one of our programs that would pay all or most of your services. Each program has its own set of eligibility. Our clinic staff can check your eligibility, help you apply, and provide you with services all on the same day.

We offer programs that can help pay some or all of the cost of your family planning and preventive health services. Our clinic staff can check your eligibility, help you apply, and provide you with services all on the same day. Programs are for female and male adults and teens in their reproductive years. Eligibility is based on your age, household income (you and, if married, your spouse), and family size. Some programs have additional eligibility requirements. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or have legal residency to qualify. 

To apply for for a funding program, please bring the following documents with you when you come to our clinic: 

  1. Proof of Household Income – Bring any/all you have:
  • Family member’s Children’s Medicaid card, with date of enrollment
  • WIC, TANF or Food Stamp approval letter, dated
  • 2 paystubs within 60 days
  • FAFSA (student federal aid application)
  • Award notice, letter, or written statements from Social Security Administration
  • Form H1028: Employment verification (to be completed by your employer)

AND

  • Photo ID- Texas Driver’s License, Texas ID card, work or school ID card with photo

AND

If you are an adult female and a U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident, also bring

  •  U.S. birth certificate, passport, passport card
  • Certificate of U.S. naturalization
  • Religious record of birth with date and place of birth, such as baptism record
  •  I-551 card (permanent resident card)
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse, and your children 

Household Income (You and Your Spouse) to Qualify for Free Services               

Household Size   Monthly Maximum
1 $2,603
2 $3,523
3 $4,444
4 $5,365
5 $6,286
6 $7,207