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How to Apply For Dallas Parkland Plus Health Insurance


Most of the guides found on this site are about Houston resources, although in this article we take a trip up I-45 to Dallas.

In this guide, I will talk with you about an insurance plan called Parkland Plus.

Whether you are moving to Dallas, have a client relocating their or you currently live in “the Metroplex” you will have a better understanding of the health plan after reading this.

Hurr we go!  **Dallas accent**

How to Apply For Dallas Parkland Plus Health Insurance

First, we will start out with a brief summary of what Parkland Plus health insurance is.

What is Parkland Plus?

Parkland Finacial Assistance is a health insurance plan that covers low-income residents in Dallas.  The official name is Parkland Financial Assistance, although locals commonly refer to it as simply Parkland Plus.

If you are familiar with Houston’s Harris Health System or “Gold Card” Parkland Plus is the Dallas version. It’s essentially a safety net health insurance program that covers individuals who are homeless, unemployed, or don’t qualify for Medicaid.

Who is eligible for Parkland Plus?

To qualify for Dallas Parkland Plus you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Live in Dallas County
  2. Your income must fall below 250% of the Federal Poverty Income Level.

Your Federal Poverty Income level is determined during eligibility, but the figures below will provide you with a general idea of who may qualify.

  • 1 person – $12,490
  • 2 people – $16,910
  • 3 people – $21,330
  • 4 people – $25,750
  • 5 people – $30,170
  • 6 people – $34,590
  • 7 people – $39, 010
  • 8 people – $43,430

Medical Services That Parkland Plus Covers

Parkland Financial Assistance offers the following medical services to its patients:

  • Access to medical care/primary care doctors
  • Wellness exams
  • Care for pregnant mothers
  • Mammograms
  • Hospitalizations
  • Prostate screening
  • Geriatric care
  • 24 – hour nurse helpline

As you can see there are a number of medical services offer via Parkland Plus insurance.

3 Ways To Apply For Dallas Parkland Plus?

No matter which way you choose to apply you will have to complete a Parkland Plus application.

The application requests information like demographics, family size, household income, assets, and employment verification.  Below is an example of the application.

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In addition to completing the actual application, you must submit documents like your ID, birth certificates of children, mail to verify that you live in Dallas and proof of income.

Once you complete the Parkland Plus application and gather all the necessary documents you have 3 ways to apply.

1. By Mail 

Mail all your documents to:

Patient Financial Services – 5200 Harry Vine Blvd. Dallas, TX 75235

2. By Email 

Send your documents to PFAapp@phhs.org

3. Visit a Parkland Clinic

You can visit any of the Parkland clinics below Monday through Friday 8 am to 2 pm to deliver your application and supporting documents.

Parkland Health Clinics

  • Bluitt-Flowers Health Center – 303 E. Overton Rd, Dallas, TX 75211
  • deHaro Saldivar Health Center – 1400 N. Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75211
  • E. Carlyle Smith Jr. Health Center at Grand Prairie – 801 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
  • Hatcher Station Health Center – 4600 Scyene Rd, Dallas, TX 75210
  • Irving Health Center – 1800 N.Britain Rd, Irving, TX 75061
  • Garland Health Center – 802 Hopkins, Garland, TX 75040
  • Southeast Dallas Health Center – 9202 Elam Rd, Dallas, TX 75217
  • Vickery Health Center – 8224 Park Lane Suite, 130, Dallas, TX 75231
  • Parkland Business Office – 5201 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235

Call 214.590.4900 for any questions about these health centers.

 

How Do You Renew Your Parkland Plus Insurance?

You must renew your Parkland Financial Assistance insurance 30 days before your plan expires. If you miss this window you will have 6 months to complete the process or you will have to start a whole new application.

To reapply you must:

  1.  Complete a renewal application.
  2. Sign and date the application
  3. Submit the completed application plus your proof of income for the past 30 days to Parkland via mail, email or clinic.

Conclusion

Parkland Plus is a safety net program for the indigent population of Dallas. This includes people who are homeless, unemployed, do not qualify for Medicaid or recently moved to Dallas.

No matter your income level, Parkland can help you with a whole range of medical services at a cost you can afford.

If you have questions about Dallas Parkland Plus insurance plan be sure to call them at 214.590.4900.