How Do You Apply for a Harris County Medical Gold Card?

To apply to the Harris Health Financial Assistance Program, formerly known as the Gold Card, go to, download the application and mail the completed form with required documents to Harris Health, states Doctors For Change. This program provides reduced cost medical care to qualified residents of Harris County, Texas.

The Harris Health Financial Assistance program offers financial assistance on a sliding scale at Harris Health System facilities, notes Harris Health. Patients are eligible if they meet income requirements based on the Federal Poverty Level. Additional required documents include proof of identification, proof of residence, immigration status and whether the applicant receives heath care coverage from other organizations, according to Doctors for Change.