Access Esperanza Clinic

Clinic services are open to all STC students ages 18 and older. Free services are available for students who qualify for funding programs through Access Esperanza Clinics. Medicaid, private insurance, and private pay are also accepted.

Clinic services include:

  • Physical exams
  • Birth control
  • STD testing and treatment (or referral for treatment)
  • Testing and basic management - diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Rapid HIV testing, with results in minutes.

Funding programs provide free services:

To qualify for a funding program, a STC student must be a Texas resident, low income, and age 18-64. The clinic assists with program applications, and if students are eligible, they may apply and receive services the same day.

To apply for a funding program, students should bring the following to the clinic:

  • Texas driver’s license or other photo ID, and
  • Proof of income such as pay stubs or a letter from an employer.
  • Proof of current enrollment in SNAP, WIC, TANF, or Children’s Medicaid are also accepted as proof of income.
  • If child support is received, bring documentation showing the amount.
If a U.S. citizen, they should bring a birth certificate and Social Security cards for themselves, their spouse, and their children. U.S. citizenship is not required for all funding programs.

Maximum monthly household income to qualify for free services:
Household defined as self, spouse, dependent children, as applicable
  • 1 person $2,513
  • 2 people $3,384
  • 3 people $4,255
  • 4 people $5,125

Access Esperanza Clinics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides family planning and preventive health care services throughout Hidalgo County. Program funding comes from the federal Title X family planning program, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and private donations. To learn more about Access Esperanza Clinics, visit

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