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Hillsborough HealthCare Program

 

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What is it?

Hillsborough HealthCare is a comprehensive managed care program for Hillsborough County residents with limited income and assets who do not qualify for other health care coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid. The program is funded by a special sales tax and administered by the Department of Health and Social Services.

 
What does it cover?

Hillsborough HealthCare covers primary and specialty care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, pharmaceuticals, and other services that are "medically necessary."

 
 
<a name="WHO">Who</a> is it for?

Hillsborough HealthCare is designed especially for residents of Hillsborough County with limited income and assets. To be eligible, the person must:

  • Not be eligible for any other health care coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid
  • Be as U.S. citizen or a documented legal resident of the U.S.
  • Be Resident of Hillsborough County
  • Have income and assets that meet the following guidelines:
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Number of
Persons in
Family Group*
100% Federal Poverty Guideline

Net Monthly Household Income

Maximum Amount (After Taxes)

Asset
Allowance
1
$ 903
$ 5,000
2
1,214
6,000
3
1,526
6,000
4
1,838
6,500
5
2,149
7,000
6
2,461
7,500
7
2,773
8,000
8
3,084
8,500
9
3,396
9,000
10
3,708
9,500

Note 1: For each additional person, add $312 in income and $500 in assets.
Note 2*: Family Group consists of applicant and persons related by blood or marriage or who choose to combine their income and assets

 
What does it cost?

There are no premium payments for Hillsborough HealthCare; however, there are some member co-payments for certain services such as prescriptions.

 
How can I find out more?

Contact Health and Social Services by phone: (813) 272-5040, by fax: (813) 272-6648, or go to the <a href="http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/hss/hhcprogram/apply.cfm">How To Apply For Health Care Program webpage.</a>

 

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