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 Indigent Health Care Administrator

Carole Ellis

Burnet County IHC

Walk-in Location:


Burnet County Services Building
220 S. Pierce St., Suite 111 Main Courthouse
Burnet, TX 78611

9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
      Fax:  512-715-0370


The Indigent Health Care Program is a state-mandated program that is funded and administered by each county in Texas. Persons who qualify receive medical services from local providers (doctors, clinics, hospitals, labs) and three (3) prescriptions per month. Qualified individuals are those not covered by any other medical services plan, who are at 21% of poverty income level or below, and are permanent residents of Burnet County. Proof of income and resource standard for determining eligibility are required.


Call the IHC Administrator at 512-715-5280 to have an application mailed to you. Click the following link to download an application on-line, print and complete.  IHC Application

Applications may be submitted by email, in person, by mail, or by fax. 

Email applications to:

Fax applications to:  512-715-0370

Mail applications to:

Burnet County IHC
220 S. Pierce St., Suite 111
Burnet, TX 78611

Deliver applications in person to:

Burnet County Courthouse
220 S. Pierce St., Suite 111
Burnet, TX 78611



To:  All Media Advisories

Re:  Burnet County Indigent Health Care Eligibility Standards

September 2022 – Burnet County will continue to use the following rules and procedures to comply with its state mandated responsibility under the Indigent Health Care Treatment Act effective September 1, 2022.

An application form can be obtained from the Burnet County Indigent Health Care office located at 220 S. Pierce St., Suite 111, Burnet, TX 78611, or by calling the office at 512 715-5280 to request an application be mailed.  Assistance in completing the application will be provided upon request.  Applications can also be download from the Burnet County website at

Burnet County will use rules and procedures found in the County Indigent Health Care Program Handbook published by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  The handbook is available online at

In summary, the rules are as follows:

  1. Application must be completed.
  2. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements of income, residency in Burnet County, household composition, and resources.
  3. Applicants income must be at or below 21 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Level.
  4. Value of countable resources cannot exceed limits as determined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  5. Eligible persons must be a permanent legal resident of Burnet County and intend to stay.
  6. Applicant must provide all information and documentation requested or applicant will be denied.
  7. Applicants will be required to provide proof of application for SSI or proof of registration with the Texas Workforce Commission for the Job Search Program.Applicant must provide proof of registration and be actively seeking employment.
  8. Applicants have the right to appeal adverse decisions.

Presenting false information or securing medical benefits wrongfully may subject applicant to criminal and civil penalties.  Eligible applicants must report any change in income, resources, household composition, address, and other circumstances affecting eligibility within 14 days to prevent an investigation into the possible filing of criminal or civil charges against them.

Burnet County will only accept and pay the standard payment rate as determined by the Texas department of State Health Services Medicaid Fee schedule or payment rates approved by the Burnet County Commissioners Court.

Without a written referral from a mandated provider, Burnet County has no obligation of financial responsibility for non-emergency services or prescription medication rendered to eligible residents by non-mandated providers.


Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 61.023(d), this Press Release will be posted on the Burnet County website and will be sent to local media.

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