• Your doctor will help make the decision if you should get tested for COVID‑19.

  • If you do not have health insurance, you can still get tested for COVID‑19 if your doctor or healthcare provider recommends it.

  • For information about testing, you just need to call your doctor and/or access care the way you usually do. If you need help finding a doctor or accessing medical care, call 2‑1‑1 and they can direct you to low- or no-cost providers in your area. 

  • People can get tested for COVID‑19 at drive‑thru locations in certain parts of Texas. For more information, click here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/testing.aspx


Health Insurance: 

Public Benefits:

Food Banks:

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) is El Paso's only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief network. The Food Bank is the distribution center for over 132 partner pantries across the borderland region and collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education. EPFH also distributes healthy and nutritious food to 235 client choice mobile pantries, which provide food to underserved/unserved communities.

Email us or call us for more information on how to enroll in a food assistance program:

Emergency Assistance:

  • Do you or anyone you know need some form of assistance during times of an emergency/disaster event? The state of Texas offers Texans the option to register with the STEAR program, a FREE registry that provides local emergency planners and responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Click below for more info: https://tdem.texas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/STEAR-Assistance-Registry.pdf